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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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March 26, 2017
VERTIGO ANGUSTIOR THE WHORL SNAIL
News Item: The less than 2 mm long whorl snail thwarts Trump and his project to
build a sea wall on his Doonbeg, County Clare golf course on the Irish west coast.
Yep, they were going to finish me off, but I have friends. You have to in my case.
Why is that?
What do you think? I'm only two millimeters long.
Yes, my friends helped me though. That wall would have finished us off ... we live on
the dunes and around. And I'll tell you we've been around a lot longer than Trump.
And we couldn't be more different. As you see, I am narrow mouthed. He is a big
That's for sure.
And, I am small and delicate, about the smallest of my kind. Look at him ... he is
large and fat ... more like my juicy, fat cousins the French love to eat.
Let's just say, he's lucky he's not New Guinean living a hundred years ago.
For a little guy, I must say you are very well informed.
Just because I am small, it doesn't mean I don't have any brains. And I have friends.
They certainly fought for you. Over 100,000 signatures on the petition to save you in
this wild and desolate place.
It's home to me. You know what they say ... small is beautiful.