I Defend Myself With My Big Syringe

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I carry a syringe of pentobarbital with me wherever I go.

That’s the drug often used for euthanizing animals or putting prisoners to death. I carry a large syringe of it, enough to take down a horse.

It keeps me safe.



I read a lot, stir it all together and let it sit and ferment in the back of my brain until I decide there’s something worth decanting, and then I offer you a sip to try.

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Michelle Teheux

Lover of literature. Editor of Minds Without Borders. Former newspaper editor. Fascinated by everything. Contact at