Oil painting Rat and Snake by Phil Cummings

Rat and Snake

“Yes, at his wedding. And he came back from the meeting as everyone was leaving, completely drunk. Another mortal insult to Carole. Her triumph had been spoiled. Paul saw it all. He helped her take my father up to their room and put him into bed. Then he turned to her and told her that she shouldn’t let her wedding night pass without making love to the father of her child. He took her, in her wedding dress on the bed next to my snoring father. The rattlesnake got fucked by the rat, or did that rat turn into a mongoose?”