Mushrooms. I’m not a great fan. Despite my best efforts, I’ve never developed a taste for them. It’s autumn now and I see several mushrooms in woodlands whilst walking the dog. It’s quite a Coincidence I’m researching mushrooms today- because I promised a character I’d check out some poisons for her (don’t ask). Well, I found one called The Destroying Angel (Amanita virosa); it resembles several edible species commonly consumed by humans, increasing the risk of accidental poisoning. That’s probably one of the reasons I don’t like mushrooms; I prefer my food, risk-free.

‘Shrooms bloom in autumn

Innocuos to deadly

I avoid them all

Scary names like the death cap

Worst, the destroying angel

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