|- detail from mixed media on paper, 2006 -|
...The little monkey had accomplished everything she ever set out to do. She had traveled throughout various jungles and supposedly spoke several languages, including Elephant, Weasel and Worm.
She had a habit of marking her territory through bodily fluids. She proudly displayed stacks of rings on all four paws, one for each lover. She was famous at last, or at the very least infamous.
Still, she did not feel satisfied. Mona hungered for more...MORE...MORE... She had become addicted to power, or the idea of it.
With time and bananas, Mona became First Monkey of her land...but would she ever learn to wear silk?
excerpt from a short story entitled "Mona de Seda" about an ambitious little monkey named Mona who dreams of wearing silk, originally published in 2006