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Going Bovine Chapter 5

By Libba Bray

Chapter 5

Wherein I Have a Very Strange Encounter While Stoned and Employ a Frying Pan in My Defense

  • Cam's mom left a note about reheating frozen lasagna for dinner, but he goes ahead and orders delivery pizza instead.
  • He gets stoned while watching Star Fighter and the depressing local news. There's lots of stuff about random fires, which gives him a weird feeling about the fire he hallucinated during Spanglish class, but he dismisses it.
  • Cam switches to a marathon of roadrunner/coyote cartoons, which is one of his favorites.
  • Out of the corner of his eye he sees a streak of white flash by, so he arms himself with a frying pan and goes to investigate.
  • Everything seems normal until he gets to his room, where the window has been opened, and underneath it is a huge feather that says "hello" on it.