A for Australia: Run, Forrest Run!

Every year, in April, the Blogging A-Z Challenge kicks off with a bang and now in its seventh year running, it continues to garner even more participation than ever! Click here to read more on the challenge! And if you’re participating too, do leave your blog site in the comments! I’d love to visit!
Presenting my first post of the 2016 challenge, themed on ‘Quirky and Unique Facts from countries round the world‘!

“Where’s Bittu?” I asked Mom. It had been three hours since I had last seen him around. Uninterrupted silence of this sort from an eight-year-old usually meant that he was up to no good.
“He’s training for some race, he says. Intends to go to Australia for it!” Chuckled Dad.
As I opened the door to his room, I could hear him yell “Forrest, what did I tell you? No flying!! ”.
Barely had I glanced up to see who Forrest was, when the ugly creature descended on my shoulder. Flapping my hands, I screamed at the top of my voice and tried to shoo it away. Antennae fluttering, the disgusting cockroach fell to a corner. I tasted bile at the back of my throat and shuddered involuntarily but the repulsive feeling refused to go away.
As my brother broke into a crazy laugh and yelled “Run Forrest run!!”, both cockroach and I ran for our lives, hopefully in opposite directions.

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Cockroach racing is a club gambling activity which originated in Australia and is held on the 26th of January, every year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockroach_racing
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