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I strode out into the open air of the Meadows to fight and Mickey padded after me. I immediately perceived that my opponent possessed no bravery or strength, but he managed to evade my strokes with a vigorous guile, darting backwards and almost tumbling over himself with extravagant cowardice. From the very beginning, he was retreating steadily.

Tychy, “An Epilogue to Musophobia” (May 2011).

[This is the first in a series of illustrations which are intended to promote the twelve short stories from the newly-updated “Potatoes Bound in Platinum.” Ed.]