« Writers, Know Your Bites


photo of a knife wound

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Figure A

You see, any medic worth his license can tell the difference between stabbing and a bite by the pattern of the wound. What’s more, the medic can figure out what did the biting. Stabbings and cutting leave straight gashes and lacerations, and also internal injuries because they’re deeper than they’re wide (Figure A). The knife travels in a straight line. Mutilation leaves patterned lines.

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