Friday, January 21, 2005

it lives

Joseph Shepherd Dadlez was the most peculiar of the triplets that were born that day. When the other two first emerged from the womb, they cried and writhed, in fear of the world they had suddenly been thrust into - Joseph's first act on this earth was to look up to the heavens and laugh. "Now you're in for it, you fucker... this isn't even my blood!" It wasn't until adolescence that Joseph learned to confine his mocking of God to his head. It was a similar scene when his teeth grew in, allowing him to bite off his mother's nipple.