You came in to shelter from the rain. I watched you for a bit. I banged the screen to make you fall off, but you would not let go. You weren’t one of the fast ones, though.

I put my cupped hands around you and blew you out, into the garden, with your spindly brown legs waving. Little tegenaria, you must think I was a monster.

But I saved you.


About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.
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2 Responses to Spider.

  1. Missus Tribble says:

    We don’t kill spiders in this house either. I’m glad you saved him/her 🙂

  2. Ippagoggy says:

    I also save spiders. Btw–peppermint oil keeps spiders away. If you put some with water in a spray bottle, it can help keep them out of your house. ❤

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