The Last Wonder of the World by T. N. Dockrey


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Post January 18, 2010, 05:37:31 PM

The Last Wonder of the World by T. N. Dockrey

Next time you make a salad, ask yourself: does that bunch of spinach look hungry to you?

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Post February 07, 2010, 01:12:26 AM

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Perhaps "they say" one is wise to evaluate anything in light of what has come before. In this case the author makes it obvious that he is intending the Plant from Little Shop of Horrors.

Cala does a typical "surrender" motif vs. the more fidgety performance of the shop keeper.

However, I found the whole Neighbor angle too rushed for the punchline of the story to take hold. "Wanted him to leave but can't force things"? Nay, any woman in the country can oust an intrusive man from her house by calling the cops.
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Post February 07, 2010, 09:07:02 AM

Call the cops?

TaoPhoenix wrote:Perhaps "they say" one is wise to evaluate anything in light of what has come before. In this case the author makes it obvious that he is intending the Plant from Little Shop of Horrors.

Cala does a typical "surrender" motif vs. the more fidgety performance of the shop keeper.

However, I found the whole Neighbor angle too rushed for the punchline of the story to take hold. "Wanted him to leave but can't force things"? Nay, any woman in the country can oust an intrusive man from her house by calling the cops.


(a) Given the situation, maybe the phones weren't working.
(b) Given the situation, the cops might not show up for hours.
(c) If he left, what would the poor, hungry plant eat?

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Post February 07, 2010, 12:39:28 PM

It's been a while, but this is my recollection. In the original B&W version of Little Shop of Horrors, didn't the plant devour a dentist played by a young Jack Nicholson? One of his earliest film roles.

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Post February 13, 2010, 11:21:45 AM

Roses are red, violets are blue, watch our for your plants--they might chew on you!

Just had to get that one in.

Really, it was a nice entertaining story that managed to hold my attention from beginning to end.

I wonder where the plant came from? Space? A hybrid? A newly found unknown family of active trapping carnivorous plants? Only Cala knows.

Nice one. :wink:
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