A middle grade mystery
An excerpt from Red Hat:
I never realized how big a mountain lion was until I was on my knees thirty feet from one. They. Are. Ginormous. I felt so small. The first thing that popped into my head was, "Do I look like a meal?"
The second thing was, “Of course you do. DON’T MOVE!”
“Maddox,” whispered Sam, next to me. Man, what rotten timing for tying our shoes. I heard the terror in her voice.
I nodded that I saw him so she wouldn’t freak out. I could tell it was a male lion because, you know, they have different parts. This wasn’t the first time we’d seen a mountain lion where we lived in Silverado, California. We had those Warning! Mountain Lion Country signs up everywhere. A lion attacked a guy on a bike several years ago, but most of the time, they only showed up on security cameras. Never up close.