Friday, May 2, 2014

what the water moccasin swallowed

WHEN I SLICED the water moccasins long belly open and looked inside we learned it was an elf the snake had swallowed. Poor elf. Whom Id apparently also sliced open when I ran my scalpel down the water moccasin. Oops. Id carved the little guy in half almost—a gash from his nose to his navel.
     Tufts of straw protruded at all angles from hideep incision. On the bright side, his blood was entirely coagulated, and he hadnt lost much stuffing. A quick whip-stitch and hed be back on his feet in no time. Lucky elf.