Category Archives: Creepy Crawlies

The Moths Are Back…

Have you seen them? I’ve been noticing for a few weeks now…moths are hatching all over the place, from the tiny little grain moths to your average paper moths, to the small and very oddly shaped moth (at left) that … Continue reading

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Scrub-a-Dub Spider

Monday morning, I took a shower with a spider. He was cold, I was cold, there was plenty of room for both of us. He mostly stayed on the far wall though – didn’t have a shower cap handy, and … Continue reading

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The Tiniest Bugs…

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Hope you’re not wearing green. Wouldn’t want you to miss out on all that pinching… Wow…has it really been over a month since I posted last? Aye karumba. Things have been a little crazy around here, … Continue reading

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Bugs Plus Robots Equal World Domination

First off, in reply to last week’s comment from Ardee-ann…I totally agree. If any insects are going to take over the world, it will definitely be cockroaches. *shudder* Hardy little critters, they are…. In continuing with the theme, I was … Continue reading

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If Insects Took Over the World…

Not too long ago I finished reading a novel by Joseph Wallace titled Invasive Species. As you might guess from the title, it’s the story of people trying to keep insects from taking over real estate. It hit home quite … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: The Death Webs by Alex Westhaven

The hardest part was not giving in to the panic.
As she was dropped into the pit, Amy held her limbs stiff, twisting her body slightly when needed to adjust her course. It was imperative that her face and hands remain free. Her only hope.
The first web was just below, and she leaned away to avoid the sticky ropes. She wasn’t sure how many there were – no one was save the judges, and she had to catch one or be killed by the fall.
And yet, the farther she went, the more speed built up, which meant more vibration of the web when she landed.
The handbook said vibration was bad.
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Of Watery Moths…

One morning early this spring, I was leaving for the day job, and tried to open the storm door, forgetting I’d locked it for some reason the night before. I unlocked the door, pushed it open, and about a million little things rained down over my head, surrounding me completely like a brown waterfall of small, crinkly fall leaves.
In spring.
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