Why I Hate Cake
by Paul Mannering
We ate things on dares too. A particular favorite was the larvae of a winged beetle called the Huhu Bug. These grubs grow to about the size of your thumb and they eat dead wood so they taste almost exactly like peanut butter doesn’t.
I always liked to fry mine first, having seen a friend run around screaming with one of these blind maggots attached to his lip with its wood munching mandibles when he tried to eat one raw.
About the Author
Paul Mannering is an award winning writer living in Wellington, New Zealand. Paul has published dozens of short stories and radio plays in a range of genres across many different international markets. His first collection of short stories, ‘The Man Who Could Not Climb Stairs and Other Strange Stories,’ is available now in print and Kindle format at Amazon
In 2007 Paul co-founded BrokenSea Audio Productions, which podcasts free audio drama each week to a massive audience. Paul lives with his wife Damaris and their three cats, one of which is a seal-point Siamese with Aspergers.
Tankbread is Paul’s first novel. For Tankbread news and updates visit the blog