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"In The Light of the Full Moon" (c) 2010 By Ellen Hecht

In the light of the full moon, the tomato crop glowed. It was a sight which always calmed George, and he needed to be calm in order to clean himself off and dispose of the empty can of gasoline.
He and his wife Josephina had been battling for years. But the last straw was her obsession with the damn zucchini she’d planted. Ever since that patch started producing, she’d made nothing else; zucchini pie, zucchini bread, zucchini sauce, and zucchini relish omelets. There was zucchini in the salad, zucchini soup, zucchini roulade and stuffed zucchini; zucchini almondine, zucchini pancakes and for lunch earlier that day she had made him a peanut butter and zucchini sandwich.
He’d begged her to stop, that it was all he could take. He’d tried to reason with her. Why couldn’t she cook some of his beautiful tomatoes? She resented his successful tomato crop. Every day during the height of the season, he’d lovingly pick the best from each plant, wash them and proudly place them on the windowsill. But the b*#ch was competitive.
“Splat! Spat! Splat!” As soon as he’d leave the room, she’d heave them out the back door for the pigs. Well, no more.
After soaking the zucchini patch with the last of the gasoline, he ignited it with a match, replacing the box where his wife had left it next to the barbeque. It must have been when he saw her grilling zucchini shish kabobs that something in him just snapped.
George stepped over Josephina’s lifeless body and tossed the gas can into the back of his pickup. He’d had enough.
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"In The Light of the Full Moon" (c) 2010 By Ellen Hecht

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A BRIEF VEGETABLE SAGA.
And by the way, I invite you to refer to my photography – I have some plump tomatoes ripe for viewing!

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