I go back to that night again and again in my mind…
2nd place in Derby #134: Double-Take Derby Eight, with 632 votes!
I try to stop it from happening.
“I want you out of this den.”
“That’s fine, I’ll be gone in the morning.”
“He can move in with me!”
In my mind, I imagine what would have happened if I hadn’t gone into that room and told him.
“Nicholas, get down! No, Nicholas!”
“Farmer, you just chased after the WRONG rabbit. COME HERE! You should have learned your place in the freaking carrot patch! But you freaking farmers never get the message! My father gave me that cottontail, you jerk! You ever shoot a jackrabbit? You come here and shoot at my family?! Put your freaking raddish on the curb. PUT IT ON THE CURB, RIGHT NOW!”
“NOW SAY GOODNIGHT!”
“Drop your weapon! Put your weapon on the ground! Put your paws up! I SAID GET YOUR PAWS UP! Now turn around! Put your paws behind your head! Get down on your little bunny haunches right now!”
They said he had gone too far. They convicted Peter of voluntary farmerslaughter and sentenced him to State Prison at Chino for three years. It would have been life if I had testified.
Wear this shirt: Every minute of every day, because it is absolutely incredible.
Don’t wear this shirt: To our house, because we’ll probably be wearing it, too.
This shirt tells the world: “The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins.”
We call this color: Blood on White Snow
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