Coming out of the house last evening, I started walking down the long winding sidewalk to the driveway, with Handsome right behind me.
I jumped and cried out. My heart pounded a little harder.
At my feet on the cobblestone walkway was a small black snake – or was it some sort of large black worm?
Handsome kicked it with his foot.
It was just the hook from a broken plastic hanger that washed in from the storms this past weekend.
©2022, excerpt from “Tales from Yodel-O Land”