Something in the Water…


A few weeks ago we here in JC experienced I believe 2 or 3 water main breaks all within a few days or perhaps hours of each other. I was curious so I ventured over and got as close as I could to one near my house. I brought Harley with me (my devoted companion), who fortunately does not carry the Z chromosome and has a tendency to mark his territory every few feet.

Apparently whatever seepage we have experienced in recent years has definitely affected the wild life in the area. We have an over abundance of stray cats and a few raccoons. I’m told we have other such animals, but I have yet to see them. However what I am noticing is incredibly strange. There seems to be some alterations in their appearance. I noticed one the other day with 5 legs. The extra appendage had instead of a foot something round at the end. It was getting along fine. Since it was feral the minute it saw me, it ran away. Next time I’ll try to get a closer look.

The above photo is a teaser from the sequel to The Z Factor. Funny how the next one is coming to me so quickly. I suppose that’s how it all happens…stay tuned…..


About cherylgross

Illustrator and author of the Z Factor. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and The Poster Reads; ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at for other accomplishments.
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