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Malnutrition’s Martyr

She had preferred it when her table was simply empty. An empty table could some day be filled.

What could you do with a table once it had become a grave?

Stilling her only child’s dying spasms, she emptied herself of tears, filling the empty places with resentment, determination, revolution.


This story is based on a title suggested by Ryan Culley-Waters.

“Ah! My Knee!”

The emperor, being in a good mood, invited a peasant to ask him any question he desired.

“What,” inquired the peasant, “is your favourite body part?”

The emperor circumspectly intoned, “My knee!”

That is why the revolutionaries severed it from his leg and mounted it here, on this pedestal, in 1747.


This story is based on a title suggested by @Graham_LRR.