Another excerpt

(NOTE: Here is an excerpt from the book I am working on. It is part of the NaNoWriMo project that you may have heard about. The goal is to produce a 50,000 word novel in first draft during the month of November. This particular excerpt comes in the latter chapters of the book. A lot has happened  before this point and the “fellas” will be in very deep do-do shortly.  Enjoy!)

The trick to catching snakes with a number two mustard jar was to set it in the gutter so that water would gush into it. The gushing water would bring snakes. We would wait until the jar was full of snakes and then would pull the jar out of the water and put the cap on. We would then have a jarful of maybe twenty of thirty snakes. We would walk around with it and watch the snakes squirm around. We’d finally get bored after awhile and dump them all out. We might do that three or four times in an evening. On what turned out to be the last jar full of snakes, we noticed one was different. Most of the snakes we caught were small garter snakes of maybe one or two feet in length. They were harmless. This last jar had one in it that was very different. For one, it was MUCH bigger and fatter. It was also black. We could not see his head but could see that he was much, much larger than any snake we had seen before. I thought it would be a good idea to show it to somebody’s Dad. Maybe he could tell us what it was. “My Dad is at home,” Randy said. “Let’s go ask him.”


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