Curious Animals I.

May 7, 2009

posted by Caroline Picard

A Smitten is a smallish animal. It has very small opossum-hands, with large haunches and a little rack of knobby horns. It is sensitive and often prone to depressive bouts in which it will not leave its den for months at a time.

To woo the Smitten, one must enter its den, softly, with a soft knock at the door. Because it is dark inside, one must wait to let one’s eyes adjust.
Bring tea. The finest tea one can afford. Serve tea to the Smitten and she will bless you with a dangerous joy.

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