I was entranced by the chimpanzee. It's flat bare face and small nose were so human, but what struck me most strongly were to soul-full eyes. It's body was covered in black hair. It's arms were longer than it's legs, resting it's hands on the ground. I watched it manipulating a stick in it's hands, using those opposable thumbs.

A Chimpanzee creative writing idea from mudslide, November 2, 2013.