Literate slugs

overcoming fear of the blank page

I really wish slugs and caterpillars could read.

I spend around 10 minutes every day in my garden, looking under the leaves of my herbs and vegies, looking for the little fuckers. They destroyed my basil. They’ve devoured my mint not once, not twice, but THREE times – mint, however, is extremely durable and keeps bouncing back.

But imagine if they could read?

Slug warning sign

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Nat Newman

Nat Newman is an award-winning writer of short stories, content, podcasts, feature articles, drunk text messages and, soon, a novella.


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