A novelette in 20 chapters

Telling the Bees: Chapter 17

Collateral Damage

Steve Fendt
Serial Stories
Published in
3 min readMar 25, 2024

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A large snake (Australian Eastern Brown Snake) on a forest path.
‘Death in the Afternoon’ by Steve Fendt

It would be quick. Would it also be horribly painful? She had no idea.

She regarded the eastern brown. Such a pretty snake: slender, lustrous brown above, fawn below. Its delicate head made mousey little movements: tiny darts to left and to right, tasting the air, as it crossed a single…

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Steve Fendt
Serial Stories

https://stevefendt.substack.com Short stories, serial fiction, memoirs of a possibly quasi-true nature. Stories of the Australian beach and bush.