Clipart of a grave. The words RIP are on the tombstone

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 27 April 2021, abhor.

She had married a husband so mean,
Was expected to cook and to clean,
How she’d hate and abhor,
All her newlywed chores,
So she poisoned him with Paris Green.

I had an interesting chemistry lesson while writing this. Better known as Paris Green, Copper Acetate is an emerald green compound that was used as a pigment and was favoured by artists such as Monet (1840 – 1926) and Cezanne (1839 – 1906), who used it excessively in their works.

It is also so poisonous that it was used as rat poison and insecticide, even in their time.

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems in finance, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing mainly health-related software from home, plus some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

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