Letter Home

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PHOTO PROMPT © Victor and Sarah Potter

Hi Mom and Dad,

The bananas arrived fine.  Luckily there were no problems with customs.

I have to tell you about my new home!  It is spacious as all get out.  Huge.  I find it slightly sterile, but there is some life here.  I’m settling right in and have picked out my favorite corner.

But I have big news.  Are you ready?

I didn’t know it, but when I left I was pregnant.  Isn’t that great!

Last night I laid about 20,000 eggs.  I can’t wait for my brood to hatch!

My children will dine on human tonight!

Love,

Araña

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Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo provided by © Victor and Sarah Potter.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

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76 thoughts on “Letter Home

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. Hopefully they do awake ;) I’ll leave it to your imagination if it is just those small, annoying bites we all get or if there are just skeletons in the bed the next morning…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I don’t think of myself as insect food, but mosquitoes have a different opinion ;) I’ve been bitten by spiders at night a few times, so I guess you could read it that the humans may be on the menu, but it will mostly just be an annoyance… lol, Yep, I agree, but I guess a lot of us Friday Fictioneers at least thought of the possibility.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Yes they are, particularly considering that they are spiders, who usually go along with sayings such as, “If this type of web was good enough for grandmother, it is good enough for you!”

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’ll have to try something like this on a larger scale, dropping hints until the end when I give it up. Actually, there is a book like that, Agyar by Steven Brust. For this, though, I’ll admit to being inspired by The Far Side.

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                1. trentpmcd Post author

                  Me too. I do have all of the cartoons in a collection, so I can go back and look when the mood takes me. Of course I know all of them by heart, so there usually isn’t a need – I just have to close me eyes.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think it’s because the spider looks huge in the photo (it is by the lights, but it looks like it is in the window). Also, even though spiders are much, much more likely to be helpful, for some reason we all have this fear of them.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Spiders in the home can be OK since they are more apt to eat unwanted bugs than us, but I agree, I would much rather see them in the wild. I have a friend who loves to take spider photos. She particularly likes macro shots of jumping spiders.

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  2. James

    Some years ago when my grandson (now almost nine) slept in a crib, I went to get the blanket in the crib to wash. I was aghast to discover about a billion baby spiders crawling all over the blanket. Fortunately, my grandson was at his Mom’s at the time, so my grandson never had a chance to get exposed (or eaten).

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