Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A Boy's Desires


I WANT to get out of here.

I
WANT to go to the moon or some other planet.

I
WANT to find some unicorn DNA and then grow a bunch of them and teach them to impale Claire’s friends with their horns.

from Dave Eggers' excellent short story, Max at Sea, in this week's New Yorker magazine.

I think unicorn DNA is the best revenge fantasy I've heard for a while!

1 comment:

Donn said...

In Canada we only have fair-trade Sasquatch DNA...
we never had Unicorns but we do have Narwhals and they have a similar..
hey wait a minute, didn't the Vikings use their tooth to start the whole Unicorn thingamabob?