Tuesday Writing Prompt, Amphibian Edition
Lucy’s father had called her a ‘tomboy’ when she was a girl, although her mother had always got a sour look on her face when he used that word. Her friends growing up, mostly boys, had called her a “cool girl” in part because she wasn’t afraid to wrap an older sibling’s pet snake around her neck, to let a live spider walk across her hand, or to gut a fish she’d caught. And when it came time in high school biology class to dissect a euthanized cat, she’d been the one to use the scalpel while her lab partner Donny Morrissen had fainted dead away next to her after she parted open its skin. So she certainly wasn’t going to be afraid now; after all, these were just frogs.
But that didn’t mean Lucy was necessarily happy about the situation.
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