Four identical panels sit in a group, two above and two below. In each, a large orange cat with darker orange stripes sits next to a smaller gray with darker grey stripes. The orange is looking down at the grey with an expression of contentment, while the grey looks off into the distance as if irritated by a tasty morsel of a bird that lies just out of reach.
Big Cat: I’ve been feeling down all day. Little Cat: Wonder what that’s like.
Big Cat: Well, when you get like this, what do you do to feel better? Little Cat: Wanna go for a walk?
Big Cat: I could do with a bit of sunshine. Little Cat: Oh. I was thinking we could rake the life from unsuspecting songbirds.
Big Cat: Okay! That sounds like fun! Little Cat: …feel the blood dribble out of them in ever-weakening pul… Sorry. Got caught up in the moment. Ready to go?
Adam Katz, PhD (he/his) is the editor of 2 Rules of Writing. Born and raised in New York, Adam is a teacher and tutor with over ten years’ experience, and a writer since… it’s hard to say.
Shortly after graduating from Columbia University, Adam began to tutor young people one-on-one, usually in English, Writing, Math, or standardized testing. As part of the PhD program at Stony Brook, Adam taught classes in Poetry, Fiction, and Drama. In recent years, Adam has been developing a curriculum based on the idea that creative writing is a better tool for learning how to write than the formulaic essays one practices in English and History classes.
Outside of these pages, Adam’s work has been published by Spoonie Press, Academy Forum, and Capital Psychiatry.