This is my journey into indie publishing, writing ADHD fiction while living ADHD reality. I share excerpts, thoughts and ideas about ADventures Heading up and Down, my novel in progress. Up-and-down progress.

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The Ant and the ADHD Grasshopper

The Ant and the ADHD Grasshopper

– Hey, Ant!

– Hey, Grasshopper! I was looking for you! I saw your show is coming up, good for you! Remember I saw you all summer long, when I was working hard collecting food for the winter, and you were singing and dancing?

– Yeah, Ant. You kept telling me I'll be hungry in the winter.

– We'll see… winter’s not here yet. I was looking for you for another reason. Do you happen to have some tickets left for your show?

– Tickets…? The ticket booth does! It’s right behind you!

– Oh, please, Grasshopper! I'm a working ant! And… I can pay you with some of the food I have been collecting throughout the summer!

– And I'm a working grasshopper… It was really hard work, creating this album. Worked on it all summer long, while you were busy collecting food, and it paid off!

– You mean… you do have food for the winter? All from selling your album and show tickets? And never collecting food?

– You know, Ant, creative creatures have a hard time doing a monotonous job, it's killing us from within! We must have some taste of adventure. The fact that you think it's laziness, well… maybe you don't know that hard work can be many things. It can also be very enjoyable. It's still hard work. Oh, look at the time, gotta run for my show!

Ant gazed at the direction to which Grasshopper hopped away. “Adventure?” she said in disbelief, “Who would ever want that?”

She stood there a while longer before going on her way, muttering “oh well… maybe I do have something to learn from Grasshopper”.

* Is this a spoiler?