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What’s the first thing you ever caught?
Snickering, Luka thought back to the moment, shocked when he could look at the memory with fondness, rather than a bang of wistfulness and regret. A snoot full of mud and a very unimpressed toad that proceeded to try and eat me.
Seriously. It leapt at me and ended up with my snout in its mouth. I whipped my head back and forth and couldn’t get it off. I put my paws on it to hold it down and tried to pull free, but that made it worse.
What could be worse than a toad dangling from your nose?
Half a toad.
Oh ick, ick, ick, no, just no, hell no, oh my god how’d you get it off?
I didn’t, my dad did, laughing the whole time, well, at least until my mom reminded him of the time a blue crab latched on to his lip and wouldn’t let go and he had to run home to his grandmother to pry its claw free.
(Don't forget to check out other blog entries for larger excerpts from Hollow Moon. This is the final snippet from book 2, next week, I'll be sharing the first bits of book 3 provided I've written something.)