Dear Math, Please Grow Up And Solve Your Own Problems, I’m Tired Of Solving Them For You. – Anonymous


Recently I found this on-line in one of those tabloids:


Upon breaking ground it has been discovered that anywhere umon blood or seed has been spilled, it seeps into the population and therefore contaminates more and more people including tourists. Pretty son everyone will be carrying the Z chromosome. This changes the whole reproductive system from human to umon. Pretty soon the only births that will happen will be umon births. In other words

Now getting back to the matter at hand, which is building the foundation of Karpland and making some money. This as you know is tied into my idea of generating income from tourism. Our park is almost complete. However we ran into a very interesting situation that may or may not be a problem. Apparently the Z chromosome has seeped into the soil as well as our water supply, therefore allowing it to spread. More and more people are rapidly being born as umon (and umons reproduce at a startlingly fast rate.) Personally I’m fine with the whole thing but we are running out of room. We now inhabit a handful of islands including Jarvis and Howland. The next step is to get the tourists, then think about where we are going to put everyone. The idea of a Petropolis is starting to look like the solution to our problem.

Upon talking to Katherine, I am reminded of my dream. I like to refer to it as my premonition that I share with Aaron.

Stay tuned…


About cherylgross

Illustrator and author of the Z Factor. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and The Poster Reads; ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at for other accomplishments.
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