That Summer We Collected Critters

We gambled our damn pollywogs and now Bertha’s got ’em all. Now Bertha’s practically the ruler of the whole world and I hope she’s kind enough not to swallow all the pollywogs just like she stomped on all the slugs.

Peter Clarke is a writer and musician with a BA in psychology and a JD in intellectual property law. His short fiction has appeared in 3AM Magazine, Pif Magazine, Curbside Splendor, Western Press Books, Hobart, Heavy Feather Review, and elsewhere. Native to Port Angeles, Washington, he currently lives in San Francisco. www.petermclarke.com