Absinthe Moon


San Diego, United States

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Clothilde supposed she had no one to blame but herself. She was always too timid and whenever she was out with friends and the absinthe was ordered, she would demurely decline their offers even though she was dying to try it. She had heard such fascinating but frightening stories of revelry and debauchery! So decline she had again, this very evening and had said her goodbyes to her already glassy-eyed mates to make her way home to her quiet little flat. Hurrying home, berating herself for her lack of adventuresome spirit, Clothilde almost scuttled straight past a store she had never seen before. This was odd because the building was very old, almost crumbling in places, and an eerie green light illuminated a faded sign reading “Mme. Hypnotique’s Apothecary”. It had started to drizzle and Clothilde told herself that she was just stepping inside to get out of the rain for a moment. She barely had time to take in the shelves upon shelves of dust covered bottles before the surprisingly elegant chemist materialized beside her. She thrust a bottle of absinthe in Clothilde’s hands and whispered urgently in French, “Be careful!” Then she was gone in a blur of long dark hair and a cloud of essence of anise before Clothilde could even ask after the price. She carefully laid a few francs on the counter and made her way home. She remembered fetching some sugar cubes and a pitcher of water, but nothing much after that. And now, here she was, perched on a crescent moon in a green night sky with black bird wings sprouting from her shoulders. Maybe this is why Maman always said one should never drink alone…

This original artwork is copyright Ramona Szczerba 2009. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this item. The buyer is not entitled to any reproduction rights – image cannot be reproduced without my express written permission. Thanks!

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