Please help. I'm writing a story and I don't want to cuss in it. The problem is I don't know how to say what I want to say without cussing. I have a mother in the story who is trying to teach her child (BTW they're birds) be self-reliant. So she's not coddling him like the main character Andy, who's a squirrel, thinks she should do.
Now when she's being mean, in Andy's mind, Andy wants to say "What a B___" but I don't want cuss in the story.
So what should I say instead?
Thank you and God bless,