Two creatures minding their own business. Then Wham-oh!!!
Intersection in time and space, the little one bounces off my left cheek. The impact hurts and I see the creature bounce off and into the floor well of the van. He’s dead.
I instinctively reach up to my cheek and feel something sticking out. Stinger. I pull and toss. Burning sensations radiate across my face.
He’s dead; I swell. It wasn’t a pleasant meeting but I fair better than he did.