“Watch this,” Willie blurted, a wicked grin stretching across his face.
He bent down, searched for a moment, and picked up a nickel-sized gray stone. Squeezing his arm in between the small vertical bars, he cocked his elbow back, took aim and flung it toward Twitch. The stone flew, finding its mark and bouncing off of Twitch’s forehead causing him to cringe. Rolling fast off the straw pile, he continued the quick roll up to the three teenaged boys, coming to rest directly before them inside the enclosure. Startled and perhaps a bit spooked, Willie yanked his arm back through the bars, banging his elbow in the process and jumping backwards.
Darting back and forth, from one boy to the other, Twitch’s milky, murky, haze covered eye suddenly stopped and concentrated its glare on Willie. The other two looked at Willie and teasingly laughed. Willie didn’t.
“My turn,” Johnny replied, his eyes lighting up.
Quickly examining the ground he found a large, pink wad of gum and lobbed it through the cage bars at Twitch. It missed and bounced away.
“You throw like a girl,” Timmy teased.
Twitch shifted his glare.
“Screw you, Timmy,” Johnny replied, looking beyond Willie at him, “you try it!”
He didn’t see the attraction’s stare. Johnny huffed, turned and walked away. Willie followed, chuckling nervously and Timmy joined.
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