While we’re stopped and looking at this site as a whole, it’s a good time to chat about “A Cute Stress,” which I had promised to update occasionally.
Timing is everything, and mine is sometimes lousy. About a week after I posted the first story – a cute, light piece that included a well-trained chimpanzee as a main character – reality intervened: a woman’s pet chimpanzee attacked and horribly injured a friend of hers. The woman knew the chimpanzee and the attack was unprovoked.
Suddenly, stories with cute, well-trained chimpanzees were yesterday’s hash, and reasonably so.
I haven’t decided what to do with the series I was planning. The chimp was going to be integral to the storyline, but now that that’s out I’m not sure where to go with it. If anywhere at all.
Stay tuned, but don’t hold your breath.