I was out of town last week and when I returned home, I drove my car out of the garage only to discover it was covered in cobwebs and a million baby spiders! Shudder. We live in the woods and this is the price we pay. If you’ve “known” me long enough, you might remember the baby spider infestation in my old car, but this was far worse (although I didn’t see any inside the car this time, fingers crossed). I drove directly to the car wash–the one where they scrub and shine the outside and vacuum the inside. I was the only car there, since it’s pine pollen season and anyone in her right mind knows that if you wash your car, it will be clean for about five minutes before returning to neon yellow–the color of all vehicles this time of year in North Carolina. Anyhow, my car is now very yellow because I’m leaving it outside, afraid to put it back in the garage. Our pest guy can’t come for another week, and anyway, spiders are tough to get rid of. (Don’t tell me how they’re good for the environment, please. I’m happy to let them live in their environment–even in my house to a certain extent–but my tolerance stops at my car.
I’d love to hear your spider story. We had a very quiet Story Weekend last week–I never know what topic will spark your imagination and what won’t. Surely, though, everyone has a spider story!
If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve been contributing. As always, there are a few “rules”:
▪ The story must be true
▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge. Happy writing!