While the Bolotnikov family could never afford pets, the young Jupiter Jones found herself popular with animals – particularly ones that happen to be from strongly matriarchal species. When she was eight and taken to Lincoln Park Zoo by her mother, Jupiter found the inhabitants of the Lion House particularly attentive. When her mother’s back was turned, one of the lion’s bowed to her. As much as Jupiter insisted that the lion had bowed to her, Aleksa dismissed it as a projection – “Lions do not bow, Especially not to little girls.” A rather sad Jupiter resigned herself to the fact that she’d merely imagining it, and the universe felt a little greyer.

This is one of mine, and I’m particularly proud of it (despite the sloppy wording and erroneous punctuation). Poor ‘lll Jupe.