Friday, August 21, 2009

The dots, the dots

First there was this spider caught between the storm window and the interior window in our kitchen, and it didn't move ever. I thought it was dead. But after an indeterminate amount of time there was a small brown ball sort of next to the spider that didn't move. This small brown ball was clearly an eggsac, but I am not a handyman, so it seemed like the only recourse for removal was breaking the window, which I did not want to do. I told myself both the spider and the eggsac were dead. And then after another time period there suddenly were many dots. Many, many dots. These teensy baby spider dots also did not move, and were in a sort of exploding star formation around the sac. But they weren't moving, so I thought they were probably all dying, if they were not already dead.

But now the dots are gone. Where are the dots?

5 comments:

Kathryn said...

oh dear god

Klineowitz said...

eaten.

Mariana Soffer said...

Tonight as I was folding laundry I discovered a HUGE black spider sitting right next to me. I gasped, did a little freak out dance, then composed myself and caught it under a glass. The room was dark but I could see this spider looked a little strange, like there was a large growth on it's back. Turned on the light to get a closer look, hmmmm very strange indeed. But the dots where far and unrelated to it.
Hope you like the crazy text

Special Agent Dale Cooper said...

There are those spiders with growths on my front porch. They look lumpy.

Megan said...

Here we have ants. Ants are the only insect that freak me out. They're like robots. Automatons. With tiny lifeless TV screens for eyes.