Once upon a time there was a purple dragon princess who was the ruler of a magical land. She and all her varicolored compatriots spent their days soaring over the green and dimpled hills, rings of silver on their talons and amber wands on their backs, awing the proletariat and teaching rabblerousers the error of their ways. By night they returned to their nacreous palace, Candide; they feasted on elephant and guzzled peppercorn wine. The peppercorns stoked the furnaces of their mouths, so that during the Great Purgings, all those endorsing dangerous ideologies could are you asleep yet? Please be asleep.
Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at 7:32 am.