Why Does It Have To Be Snakes?

Slithering through the grass, hanging from a tree, poised in predatory splendor, snakes are magnificent creatures that are nature’s perfect killing machines – until man enters the picture.

Describe a close encounter of the scaley kind between a human and a snake. Delve into the primal feelings that are stirred, from either the snake’s or the human’s point of view.

Detail counts heavily, as does character, description and the ever present twist of cleverness that seems to be genetic in writers of short-short fiction.

Extra points for a summer camp or back yard encounter, and extra points for cleverness overall.

Mind spelling, tense and punctuation.

Write it like you would for an audition to a major magazine.

Most of all though, have fun.

Good hunting!

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