Slippery Slope

Solange tries to figure out what pushed her into being unfaithful to her husband… She keeps craving intimacy and wonders if it can ever be possible in a relationship with another…


When I was little, my friends and I hung a puppy on a sunflower in the field … it was from a homeless dog litter, she used to roam around the neighborhood. We concluded that this particular puppy was the biggest one, and he was preventing the others from nursing, so we naturally took care of it… How can children be so cruel? I guess we were curious about death and we believed this was the right thing to do. I haven’t told anyone about this, it makes me so ashamed. I stood there with the other kids and we watched the poor puppy suffocate …  One of my friends said that it did not actually die, he went back to check on it and it was gone. Who knows… Another time, when I was a little older, the boys from the neighborhood threw a cat off a tall building – her eye came bulging out, blood gushing from her mouth, and despite all of this she was still alive. When I saw her on the ground, I was crying and screaming, trying to stop them from further abusing her. I wondered how they could be such monsters, completely forgetting what I had been a part of some years ago.