2322. A moment in the life of Felix|
© Bruce Goodman 8 January 2022
Felix regarded Great-aunt Stella’s advice as utterly insensitive. Great-aunt Stella had said to Felix, “You can reach for the stars”. Didn’t she know he was blind?
As time went on, Felix became more and more upset at Great-aunt Stella’s insensitivity. How can one reach for the stars if one can’t see them? In a moment of extreme fume he managed to steal Great-aunt Stella’s handgun out of her purse. When she came into the room he fired in her general direction and shot the chandelier to smithereens. (They were very rich)
“What the hell is going on?” asked Great-uncle Vladimir.
“Oh,” said Felix, “I thought you were Great-aunt Stella.”
“You’re wasting your time,” said Great-uncle Vladimir. “I’ve already stabbed her in the kitchen with the carving knife.”
“How can you have done that,” asked Felix, “when you are in a wheelchair?”
Before he could answer, Felix pointed the gun and pulled the trigger.
There was a great splash followed by a moment’s silence.
“Now I can get the money,” said Felix.
Then Great-uncle Vladimir said, “I never cared for the fish in that aquarium anyway.”
(Explanation: Great-aunt Stella had been stabbed to death by Great-uncle Vladimir. Great-uncle Vladimir and Felix had planned to murder Great-aunt Stella and enjoy her enormous riches. But she left all in her will to her tropical fish.)
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