Tales of The Prune

The first known domestic cat in the New World was in the possession of a group of
Native Americans, and two simple Pirates were tasked to retrieve her. Word came
that “The Prune”, a diminutive Calico, was in an area approximately 800 miles southwest of the Nantucket coast, and would be given back for a handful of smoke and a loaf of fishbread. The Prune was a bona fide Pirate Cat, best known for not passing the dozen gold
nuggets she ate at the Gathering of the Elders youth trip at Plimoth Colony. The Prune was last seen in Cape Harbor ducking chucked torches, after jumping from the mast of the Potemkin to her Pirate ship—with a patch on her eye and a bag of gold in her mouth. Said Pirate Ezlard, her owner and true friend: “She couldn’t quite make the jump with that satchel in her teeth, but she’s a good swimmer. Our torches, Bless Us, I think they showed her the way not to come. And so now, seven months passed, comes word that the good Iroquois people are waiting for us. So me and Botchkin are off to retrieve our beloved Prunie.”

Prune

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER- Ara Hagopian’s debut book “What Happened to Vicky Lee? A Collection of Stories” is out now: http://vickyleethebook.com/

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About Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

For over thirty years, I have enjoyed drawing beautiful shapes and writing complementary stories. The imagery tends to focus on our place in the world—whomever or whatever we may be. I am influenced by Twentieth Century history—I read vintage magazines, books and letters. Inspiration comes from visualizing human achievement and personal interaction—derived from people, places and things which may be obscure, but never insignificant. My pen-and-ink THE MAGNIFICENT RECOVERY was selected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their 2008 summer art auction.
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