An old story, built up from ideas of burgeoning superheroes trying to find their own way, stumbling over their mistakes, and the violence of their aggressors. Four young adults and teens become among Affinities, the first ones in the world.
Seven siblings deal with the loss of their parents, ten years apart. The story takes place during the funeral services in 2010 and 2020. Each chapter focuses on a different siblings’ journey during substantial life events.
In 2010, I traveled to Cairo and accidentally fell in love with an injured, starving dog. Experiencing Egypt’s notorious animal cruelty firsthand, I became involved with an animal rescue in Cairo in a bid to bring my street dog home.