Stories

Featured Story – Summer 2009:

The Day the Lions Woke Up
A short story by Doug Van Slembrouck
Written: January 1, 2008


The Day the Lions Woke Up

One day, at nine a.m. sharp, the huge green bronze lions shook off their Christmas wreaths, leaped off their marble platforms outside the art museum, and stretched a long yearly stretch. Heading south, they ran down Michigan avenue, being careful not to crush any commuters, and cut across Grant Park.

Cyrus, the somewhat less witty of the two, loved to watch the dolphins splashing at the aquarium while David preferred to stand under the Brachiasurous and gaze up under it, covered in snow. It made him feel small.

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