Neil Ellis Orts writes from Houston, Texas. His novella, Cary and John is available wherever you order books and is quite different in tone and content from the story herein. His short stories and other creative writing have appeared in several small press journals and anthologies. He freelances for local and occasionally national magazines on arts, religion, and LGBTQ+ concerns. Jade and Cunningham were real cats whose lives did not overlap, but had they known each other, they would not have gotten along as well as they do in the story presented in Black Ink on a Blank Void.
“Jade and Cunningham,” in Black Ink on a Blank Void (2023).