Sunday, February 18, 2018

Marble and Mud*

Her name was Mud. She got arrested by two policemen during a Carnival dance our club gave to raise money for our annual Carnival band.  Even though her parents were God-fearing people and were extremely upset about her arrest and subsequent court appearance, especially as she was fined and not reprimanded and discharged as their prayers, subsequent visions and additional candles as well as an increased payment to both the pastor and the obeah man had guaranteed, that was also not the reason why her name was Mud.  Convictions for any offence or several were not a problem in our appropriately named “Peyton Place” (formerly Cassava Alley) in Siparia. 

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