• Cal, looking up from reading the Cardinal Courier: "Where are you going?" Skip, storming by: "You'll see! Watch the news later." He has a suitcase in one hand and a sign in the other that reads 'Squirrels can't vote? That's nuts!'
    • A passenger jet flies above the clouds.
    • In front of the White House. Skip stands on a branch, with the aforementioned sign nailed to the branch next to him. With a mischievous look on his face, he drops an acorn.
    • "You there! Stop, in the name of the Secret Service!" Skip flees, grinning all the way.

    The Secret Service
    November 12, 2008 (published) / May 27, 2012 (posted here)

    It's a tough life for the anthropomorphic animals of the world, unrepresented and unconsulted in our democracy's doings.

    Of course, you could say that about most of the humans as well.

    This work originally appeared in the Cardinal Courier, the award-winning student-run newspaper at St. John Fisher College, between 2007 and 2011.