Hey, sorry I’ve been not posting on here. Accept this picture I found as an offering:
This relative of the Calla Lily is called Bucephalandras from Borneo, and it stays TINY so it’s perfect for terrariums. Found this image on botanygeek on instagram
“No one’s seen this?”
I shook my head.
“How long have you done this, Camille?”
“A long time.”
He stared at my arms, pushed the sleeves up farther. Kissed me in the middle of weary.
“This is how I feel,” he said, running his fingers over the scars until I got a chill of goosebumps. “Let me see it all.”
He pulled my shirt over my head as I sat like an obedient child. Eased off my shoes and socks, pulled down my slacks. In my bra and panties, I shivered in the frosty room, the air conditioner blasting a chill over me. John pulled back the covers, motioned for me to climb in, and I did, feeling feverish and frozen at once.
He held up my arms, my legs, turned me on my back. He read me. Said the words out loud, angry and nonsensical both: oven, queasy, castle. He took off his own clothes, as if he sensed an unevenness, threw them in a ball on the floor, and read more. Bun, spiteful, tangle, brush. He unhooked my bra in front with a quick flick of his fingers, peeled it off me. Blossom, dosage, bottle, salt. He was hard. He put his mouth on my nipples, the first time since I began cutting in earnest that I’d allowed a man to do that. Fourteen years.
His hands ran all over me, and I let them: my back, my breasts, my thighs, my shoulders. His tongue in my mouth, down my neck, over my nipples, between my legs, then back to my mouth. Tasting myself on him.
The words stayed quiet. I felt exorcised.
― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects