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Uh ah, no way (Friday Fictioneers)

September 21, 2017

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

 

“Ew ew ew! Don’t touch them.”

“But maybe it’s in there.”

“Of course it’s in there.” She kicked out with her foot. She missed by a mile. Probably because she was standing on the opposite end of the hall. “Why did you leave them out there for so long.”

“I didn’t see them.”

The sigh she heaved practically rumbled the floor. “How could you not see them?”

He shrugged.

“I know I saw it. It was huge. Eight giant legs… eyes everywhere.”

“Don’t exaggerate.” He shuffled but didn’t move any closer.

 

 

“I know, throw em out.”

 

“… you do it.”

 

 

 

 

 

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

word count: 100

Potentially inspired by finding a giant huntsman in my mailbox today!

Spray guns at the ready…

 

 

 

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36 Comments
  1. I feel lucky to have a spider-despatcher on hand. We never have to fight over whose job it is.

  2. I’m always the spider catcher in my house.

  3. At last! A story that’s all about the spiders!
    Children (or young teenagers) arguing rather than grown-ups, I think.
    Lots of good dialogue; plenty of ‘show, don’t tell’; nice writing Laurie!

  4. We seem to have loads of spiders around at the moment. Nicely done.

  5. Dear Laurie,

    Now you’ve put the picture of the huntsman in my mind. EEEEEW! I wouldn’t touch those shoes either. Cringe-worthy story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  6. Moon permalink

    Hahaha.what a fun story and so very well written . I admire the effortless dialog in your story , Laurie.

    • Thank you Moon.. i think a lot of spider encounters have humor in them 😊 its so silly to be scared of something so little. Yet i am!

  7. Very much sounds like a conversation in my house when a spider is spotted! 🙂

  8. Dale permalink

    Now… it all depends on where this whole thing is going on… If it’s here in the Montreal area, no probs. If it’s somewhere in Australia, you could not pay me to go near… 😉

    • Hahahaha soooo true Dale. Our Aussie spiders run in gangs and carry assult weapons it seems. They NEVER travel alone!
      Never put your hand into an outside shoe 😲

      • Dale permalink

        Hahahahaha!
        No way would I ever dream of doing such a thing!

  9. Love how you play on stereotypes… guys should be able to handle a touch of arachnophobia… but I guess they have to get a shovel or something.

  10. Love the exaggerated description of the size of the spider (or maybe not?)

  11. He isn’t any braver than she is when it comes right down to it.😲
    Good scene setting.

  12. Haha! My husband brought a mouse in the house because he left a box outside. That turned out badly, too. :o) Great story.

  13. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover permalink

    This was great fun to read. Loved the dialogue.

  14. We have this kind of scenarios with cockroaches 😀

  15. I have a DIL who will kill a spider if my son isn’t nearby, but she’ll cover it with something and leave it there for him to deal with. She feels the same about spiders as I do about snakes. I’m thankful I’ve never had to kill a snake. I think I would die in the process!

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