By Daniel, Stage 5

Written as part of Art Write Light 2021

Art Write Light 2021 is a  creative writing project curated by Story Factory, in collaboration with visual artist Blak Douglas. During the program, students from Bonnyrigg High School and St Clair High School were introduced to the work of Blak Douglas, and created written and audio pieces responding to his artwork. The audio you’re about to listen to features a young writer from the program reading an extract from their work.





I lived in a really big house, whenever I looked outside I saw dragons, dinosaurs, people, flying cars and aliens. Every day was a happy and positive day for me, whenever I walked outside I greeted everyone with a smile. I had a best friend, his name was Doggo, he was a robotic dog, Doggo was my best friend he would always listen to me and protect me. One I went inside my big house there was food all over the place and my big bed wasn’t made. But once Doggo was trying to help me, he suddenly collapsed to the floor, I ran up to him and I checked that he wasn’t alive anymore, I suddenly lost all emotion in my body, and fell ill from depression. 

Two months have passed since Doggo’s death, everyday I would look up at the sky and stare at the clouds for hours thinking about Doggo. Whenever I stare up at the clouds the sun would hurt my eyes, but I just keep staring. 2 months has passed since my dog’s death. It has been very long and slow lately and I feel empty without him. He was my best friend. Everyday felt like it was getting sadder and I felt depressed more and more. My life wasn;t the same ever again after that day. I have accepted that Doggo will never come back ever again. I had never felt sadder than I did ever before in my life.


Much is Rife, Blak Douglas, 2021

Art Write Light is generously supported by the Balnaves Foundation.

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