Onion’s Revenge


Little onion sits on the counter, inconspicuous in papery skin and bits of dirt.  Unfortunately it has a role to play and it’s not a minor one.  The soup pot is waiting.  I help it off with its brittle dirty coat to expose its purple undershirt, all shiny and clean.  Then, I take a deep breath and lop off its stem-head and root.  I say my brief “sorry” but the soup can’t wait.  The knife begins its wicked dance evoking outrage burning my eyes.  In stinging tears the slices swim.  The knife slips and nicks my thumb.  Revenge.

A small stone in River of Stones entry.

Copyright Jean Mishra 2012

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10 thoughts on “Onion’s Revenge

  1. Loved your “Little Onion” post! I tend to do that too, personify objects, that is.

    I went back & read your posts. I am also doing the “River of Stones” thing. I made a discovery. The first thing in the morning is the best time to come up with a “stone”!

    I am a mother & grandmother. I live alone with my Kitty. *I am a widow( Some of my kids live close by. But they need to visit more!
    You are right on with the “Posting while tired” advice! If it has to be written down, use a pencil & paper.

    • My best ideas and observations come early in the morning and late at night. I discovered I do my best “internal processing” while I’m sweeping. Just something about it, I guess. I’m happy you found some enjoyment here. You’re always welcome!

  2. I loved your entry for River when I read it on the River of Stones blog and came here to read more. This is the first time I have participated in the River and it is proving to be great fun.

    • It’s the first time I’ve participated too and I love it! I visited your blog. How could I not; one moonlight to another? I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for reading!

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