Insectivorous Invader

Charlie and I were sitting in the front room listening to a Barbara J. King lecture on biological anthropology (YES, we really were, okay?), and I looked up and saw this. I’n’t he just the cutest li’l dickens?

So he was like, “Lady, that’s embarrassing!” And I was like, “You’re the one who isn’t wearing pants.” But I quit being inside taking pictures of his underside and went outside and took pictures of his topside.

He reminded me of Toady, this stuffed frog I used to have who did impressions of stars and movie scenes. But this is supposed to be a short post for the A-to-Z Challenge–writing short is turning out to be the biggest challenge for me–so I’ll save Toady for another time. I still have him, actually, kinda-sorta.

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But one last picture, of my welcome invader, welcome because he was up on the window eating the bugs attracted to the inside light.

WRITING PROMPT: Have your main character find another species in or about his/her home. Is it a danger to your character, or an annoyance or a blessing?


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Insectivorous Invader

  1. 교인애 Inae Kyo

    April 11, 2011 at 12:58pm

    It made me think about all the little frogs I find in my basement on the damp days, right next to the portal to hell. (Yes, I have a portal to hell in my basement, not to proper hell though, to one of those damp paganish hells, from which the River Styx leaks from time to time. )
    교인애 Inae Kyo recently posted..The beneficial effect of chastity on magic

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      Marian Allen

      April 11, 2011 at 1:57pm

      Damp hell = yuck

      Are the little frogs souls who have wandered out of hell, or imps taking a cigarette break or what? Just little frogs and nothing more mystical than that? 😉

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      Marian Allen

      April 11, 2011 at 1:58pm

      If I’d had a tiny little top hat and cane, he would totally have been in costume for the picture….

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  2. Elizabeth Twist

    April 13, 2011 at 9:23pm

    Ha ha! That comment on the last photo is hilarious! Visiting via A to Z. Nice to meet you!
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      Marian Allen

      April 14, 2011 at 9:43am

      Thanks, Elizabeth! You’re the only person who seems to have noticed it. 🙂 Nice to meet you, too!

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