Pablo the goat came over all Diablo when a slimy snake slithered under his hoof.
‘Cotton-picking son of a slitherer!’ yelled Pablo, who up until now had never uttered a word in his life.
‘Rattle’ rattled the snake.
‘Enough of that,’ yelled Pablo as he brought his hoof down on the rattling snake’s rattling spine. ‘And take that too,’ he yelled again, bringing his other hoof down to silence the rattler for good and for bad.
The desert fell silent. The moon glowered like a shiny spoon and Pablo began to eat the snake.
‘What’s come over me,’ he thought. ‘I’m normally a peace loving chap and I’ve always been an herbivore.’
The desert stayed quiet and offered no reply but a ball of dry prairie grass rolled by until Pablo ate that too.


About dogsbodiesandscumsters

Alan McCormick’s collection of short stories and illustrated writing with Jonny Voss, DOGSBODIES and SCUMSTERS, was published by Roast Books in 2011. Alan is Writer in Residence at Kingston University His short stories have won numerous prizes and have been widely published and performed. Jonny Voss has been working in London as an illustrator since 2000. His personal drawings and commissioned work can be seen at www.jonnyvoss.com Alan and Jonny collaborate on illustrated shorts under the name, Scumsters – see their site www.scumsters.blogspot.com. Their work has been published by Volume, Litro, Decongested Tales and can be seen online at 3ammagazine and Deaddrunkdublin.
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