I was inspired to write this strange little poem after taking a drawing tutorial through the Bardot Brush website. In this particular tutorial, artist Lisa Bardot teaches the viewer how to create a screen print effect illustration using the drawing app Procreate. This sad-looking cat was the subject of the tutorial. Afterwards, this rhyme came into my head. It’s really not great but I just felt the need to get it out of my head onto paper.
This short was inspired by Marion Keye’s 4-weeks course “So You Want to Write a Novel” that she taught via Instagram in early 2021. Her first writing prompt was “The doughnuts failed to de-escalate the situation”. We had to write 500 words starting with this phrase. Johnny and the Alien was my first attempt. Enjoy!