A Simple Misunderstanding

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Miscellaneous by: Eliza Herin

Genre: Other

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Miscellaneous by: Eliza Herin

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Genre: Other

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Summary

This stream of consciousness style story follows an unlikely protagonist on his search for freedom which is as close as the front door.

Summary

This stream of consciousness style story follows an unlikely protagonist on his search for freedom which is as close as the front door.

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Submitted: May 20, 2012

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Submitted: May 20, 2012

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It smells bad. My four eyes look around, this is not my web. I am not in my tree. A shoe? I am on a shoe, why am I on a shoe? Wood floor. Couch. Table. People. People! Humans! Oh no oh no oh no. Humans kill us. Squash. Flat. No mercy. Vermin. Pest. Bug. Wrong, Arachnid, get it right. I must get out of here, escape, outside now. First out of the shoe, onto the floor. Slowly, carefully, or they will see me. If they do I have no chance, none. A thousand eggs back in that tree, no, they cannot be left alone. Honey, please be careful around humans, if you get mixed up with them, you’ll never come back. I should have listened. Move slow, one leg at a time. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Windows closed, doors closed, no escape. A breeze. A breeze! A breeze from outside, outside is home. Crawling, careful, don’t be seen. A black dot on a brown floor, how could I be seen? I don’t hurt, I don’t bite, a thousand times as big as me, why are they so scared? Under a table, under a chair, closer to the door, closer, closer. Movement. Fur. Cat. Don’t see me please don’t see me. A silent moment, is it only a moment? It seems to be forever. It passes. A sigh of relief but must keep going. The door, it’s in sight. I can make it, finally, home free. Its open just a crack, but I can fit. Now its opening more, how nice! Oh wait, no its opening more! Humans, they’re going to see me, I can see them now, giant feet, feet of death, I’m going to die! No, I can make it, the door is so close! I can see the outside, the sun, my tree, I’m almost there.  Don’t be gone too long, the eggs are going to hatch soon. Don’t worry, I will be there. The door is so near, I can feel the breeze, see my home. A shadow. A shadow? There are no clouds in the sky. Why a shadow? Its getting bigger, closing in around me, so close, so close to home. The shadow smells bad. Closer, closer, closer! Dark................Ew gross! It’s all over my shoe!


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