from Brain Damage by Donald Barthelme
We thought about the blue flowers. Different people had different ideas about them. Henry wanted to “turn them on.” We brought wires and plugs and a screwdriver, and wired the green ends of the flowers (the bottom part, where they had been cut), to the electrical wire. We were sort of afraid to plug them in, though - afraid of all that electricity pushing its way up the green stalks of...