Arachnophobe.

day16

Today’s task was to talk of fears, in a style distinct from my own. So in taking a break from my seemingly endless sentences I have crammed ten full stops into just fifty three words…

 

Arachnophobe.

My blood had chilled. It was flowing around my body in an icy haze. He was taunting me. I was petrified.

He could read every sign. Of course he could. You don’t miss much with eight eyes.

I was minding my own business. He invaded my peripheral. Now we were at a standoff.

 

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  1. 7th October 2014 / 6:23 pm

    I think you nailed it and I had to laugh!! I truly did not read yours before I wrote mine, but I see we are on the same wavelength! πŸ™‚

    • 7th October 2014 / 6:30 pm

      How funny! I’ve just read yours, it’s given me the heebie jeebies.

  2. Andrey Lychik
    7th October 2014 / 7:34 pm

    I like spiders

      • Andrey Lychik
        7th October 2014 / 10:17 pm

        Haha sorry! But it’s quite naughsty to squish them. I’d prefer to capture and release outside.

        • 7th October 2014 / 10:21 pm

          It is, you’re right, and I’m such an animal lover that it does make me feel awful to hurt something, but I’m not comfortable if there’s one around until I know it’s definitely gone. I don’t see them much being in London anyway, which I guess is as good for the spiders as it is for me!

          • Andrey Lychik
            7th October 2014 / 10:36 pm

            We have a ton of spiders here and I’ve seen some preeetty big spiders around that compliment some preeeetty big mosquitoes. These I have no problem smashing.

            • 8th October 2014 / 5:24 pm

              Ooh yes mosquitoes are not friendly at all. I have never been bitten by a spider (touch wood), but I have been chomped on by plenty of mosquitoes and would happily never encounter one for the rest of my days.

              • Andrey Lychik
                8th October 2014 / 6:04 pm

                I live near a swamp so I can’t hope for that. Spider bite sounds pretty disturbing though.

  3. Andrey Lychik
    7th October 2014 / 7:34 pm

    I like spiders

      • Andrey Lychik
        7th October 2014 / 10:17 pm

        Haha sorry! But it’s quite naughsty to squish them. I’d prefer to capture and release outside.

        • 7th October 2014 / 10:21 pm

          It is, you’re right, and I’m such an animal lover that it does make me feel awful to hurt something, but I’m not comfortable if there’s one around until I know it’s definitely gone. I don’t see them much being in London anyway, which I guess is as good for the spiders as it is for me!

          • Andrey Lychik
            7th October 2014 / 10:36 pm

            We have a ton of spiders here and I’ve seen some preeetty big spiders around that compliment some preeeetty big mosquitoes. These I have no problem smashing.

            • 8th October 2014 / 5:24 pm

              Ooh yes mosquitoes are not friendly at all. I have never been bitten by a spider (touch wood), but I have been chomped on by plenty of mosquitoes and would happily never encounter one for the rest of my days.

              • Andrey Lychik
                8th October 2014 / 6:04 pm

                I live near a swamp so I can’t hope for that. Spider bite sounds pretty disturbing though.

  4. 8th October 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Wow. I have never seen a three-word sentence from you. How far out of your comfort zone has this frugal wordspider pulled you?

    • 8th October 2014 / 5:22 pm

      It demolished my comfort zone with its horridly heinous hairy legs with their spindly ends just tap tap tapping on the floor. Grim.

  5. 8th October 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Wow. I have never seen a three-word sentence from you. How far out of your comfort zone has this frugal wordspider pulled you?

    • 8th October 2014 / 5:22 pm

      It demolished my comfort zone with its horridly heinous hairy legs with their spindly ends just tap tap tapping on the floor. Grim.

  6. 9th October 2014 / 11:19 am

    53 words against 8 eyes. Good chances for you.
    I did not know that the spiders had so many eyes. Thanks.

      • 9th October 2014 / 12:14 pm

        Then…it is better to run. Sorry πŸ™‚

  7. 9th October 2014 / 11:19 am

    53 words against 8 eyes. Good chances for you.
    I did not know that the spiders had so many eyes. Thanks.

      • 9th October 2014 / 12:14 pm

        Then…it is better to run. Sorry πŸ™‚

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