Definition of prurient:“marked by or arousing an immoderate or unwholesome interest or desire; especially : marked by, arousing, or appealing to sexual desire” – Merriam Webster
Adeen and the Lion
The feather was white with some dark markings near the tip. It was about a foot long. Adeen had almost stepped on it. A glint of sun from the skylights 20 or so feet above brought it to her attention.
It blazed white against the dull sandy tones of too crushed gravel. The gravel was supposed to mimic the savannah, to immerse you in the world of the lions, hyenas, and giraffes of the African enclosure. Instead it marked their plight more poignantly then the signs with scarcity warnings and the long winded history of the hunting of elephants by the wizened guide.
The feather was white and the ground was sand. There were no birds here.