Tuesday, May 17, 2005

"The Black Widow Drains The Blood Of Butterflies"

There is a corner of my room I don't go near. Geographically, it is located the farthest from my head when I sleep; it feels foreign to me. I won't even dust there, though dust is my mortal enemy, because it is dark and quiet and undisturbed, and a perfect spot for spiders. I know they're there, skittering their macabre ballets in the dust. Don't think I'm overly paranoid and imagining things; one showed its spindly legs just the other day, lurking on the wall until the cover of darkness hid its shape. I sat there looking at it for a time, delighted that I didn't panic, feeling the breath whisper in and out of my lungs quite steadily and normally. Once I realized what I was doing, I left the spider to its own devices and quit my room, certain that where one is, more will come.

Arachnophobia will kill me... curses on you, JJ.


Blogger Baltazar said...

hello from gaithersburg ,30 computers ,the out of order signs are in 6 languages

2:37 PM  
Blogger juxtaposer said...

Hahaha, really? Do you know what languages they chose?

6:09 PM  
Blogger Baltazar said...

there are about 20 languages on the welcome sign.symbols unknown to me. no ABCetc.

6:29 PM  
Blogger JENNIFER said...

You know, I told you Arachnophobia was a bad idea...but noooo. Had to go and make that deal, didn't you? I don't think this is going to end well for you. But, we'll, uh, do something so you don't die of fright. I'm working on a gameplan.

9:32 PM  
Blogger juxtaposer said...

My gameplan is to de-wimpify myself. Progress has already been made. Okay, that might be a lie, but at least I have a plan in place.

If that fails, then I don't know WHAT to do. It's not like I can just break a promise; I'm all about the whole loyalty thing. Oh, well, it should be a fun time at least.

1:42 AM  
Blogger juxtaposer said...

P.S. That was Mark on my wall, btw. He's gotten bigger.

1:53 AM  
Blogger stevo said...

Maybe you can pretend like Mark is Charlotte from Charlotte's Web.... but then there's a pig in your room, lol.

9:18 AM  

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