The Native Elephant

Credit: Caters

It’s been three weeks since I submitted a 21,141-word essay for Robert Bigelow’s Consciousness Contest. After three months of writing and a month of decompressing after moving across the world amidst a pandemic, it was time for fun.

he term fun is relative to each person so I went kayaking on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, TX for the first time. Then a week and a half later, I felt anger boil up inside of me. It wasn’t cute anger…