Today’s the day we share the first of a few excerpts from this most anticipated short story collection. Carlos Hernandez’s contribution is up first and he brings the funny. We would expect no less after his delightful duology, Sal & Gabi Break the Universe and Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe.
Take a look, and don’t forget to pre-order! The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities, featuring short stories from Rick Riordan Presents authors and Rick himself (!), is on sale 9/28.
by Carlos Hernandez
You know how it’s impossible to walk up to a rainbow? Like, you keep going toward it, and it keeps moving away from you?
Well, friends, I have been inside a rainbow. And I can tell you from experience that they smell like horse barf.
Gabi and I noticed it the second we started climbing the stairs to hallway 3C in Culeco Academy. “Why does it smell like horse hork?” I asked her.“It just smells like hork to me,” Gabi answered. “I haven’t smelled enough hork in my life to be able to identify the species by aroma. Ugh!”
It was getting stronger the closer we got to hallway 3C. We both hid our noses in our trench coats.