I wasn’t sure if today would ever come.
Late last year, I lost momentum and any creative spark.
I had no interest in writing, anything.
Or even curating something.
Being back today is meaningful, and I wrote something completely original to celebrate: a satirical short story about animals.
This is my first real public dive into this realm, but won’t be my last.
My main character is a female Dalmatian named Adelaide.
Here’s the opening scene:
From the bench of an all-white Steinway & Sons grand piano, the centerpiece in a marble-floored foyer with ceilings resting 30ft above, Adelaide, the 7-year-old Dalmation, sat surveying the front lawn through arched bay windows, her tail hovering above the foot pedals.
She wears a fire engine red collar. Dangling off the front is a rose gold bone charm inscribed with her name and date of birth, May 9th, 2014. Her shoulders are peeled back, her paws neatly facing front. Her coat, as unique as any Dalmatian: short, fine, and dense, with black spots scattered from neck to rear.
In this piece, you’ll meet Beavers, Chimpanzees, Whales, an out-of-breath English Bulldog, and more.
It’s a 6-minute departure from any type of reality you may be in this Sunday.
I hope you enjoy the ending.