I got on the train and sat in the corner. There was a little dragonfly sitting by the air conditioning vent. I lightly blew at it and she started to flutter. From her movement she looked injured. I thought about carefully taking her out of the train when I reached my stop, and started reading my book.
My stop came and I turned to find she had made her way to my shoulder. I smiled, feeling like a storybook giant who had a little animal pal.
The doors opened and I slowly stood up. I’ll try to pick her up off my shoulder and drop her somewhere that will give her a fighting chance, I thought. But before I could, she sensed the warm air and flew away.
Turns out, she wasn’t broken, just waiting for her moment. Like the rest of us.
Studio Apartment of Horror!
So last fall I nearly finished work on my own “Choose Your Own Adventure” type of book. But then I got busy and forgetful. So maybe it will come back this fall. Anyway, it was called Studio Apartment of Horror! and here is the artwork I created for it (I would make an original cover before release so as not to infringe on the CYOA folks’ brand. This was just for fun).
And yes, that is our pet cat Cleo, who factors into the story. This is horror, remember.
If I had a dollar for every thing I made and actually released, why, I’d be able to order GrubHub every Friday!