Joshua Viola

Birdy 082: Scarecrows

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“That’s mine,” Cody said, hoping he sounded tough — if he did, maybe he wouldn’t have to fight them. “Give it back.”

“Newbie wants his little cap back,” Rich, a senior and the biggest of two kids said, sneering. He held the cap higher than Cody could reach.

“Give it back to me now.”

“Or what?” said Joey, the other kid. He was smaller than Rich, but not by much, which still made him bigger than Cody. “You gonna fight Rich for it? Be a big mistake, cap-boy. Maybe the last one you’d get to make. Ain’t that right, Rich?”

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Joshua Viola is a Denver Post bestselling author, four-time Colorado Book Award finalist, and the owner of Hex Publishers.

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