|Sweetie's Black Band of Death|
Written 1 August, 2007
Black Bands of Death
Some months ago my avatar came down with a mysterious ailment.
I mysteriously developed black bands on the inside of my arms and lower legs.
They seemed to come and go with no rhyme or reason. One minute they were there, they next they weren't.
I didn't know it, but I had somehow acquired the black bands of death.
They didn't seem to be contagious, but the shame! The shame! I made sure I covered up.
I prepared for the worst. I made an avatar willed, picked a likely spot on the flanks of Pele for my grave, and waited.
And then the black bands went away!
But last week, Sweetie acquired the black bands of death! My precious Sweetie!
She had them on her arms, and, worse, her neck! She was sooo embarrassed!
I stood by her, told her I loved her despite her disfigurement, and gave her all the moral support I could.
And then her bands went away.
Thank you, Pele, for your benevolence!