Last Tuesday evening I was walking in the park, close to our
house. There was a full moon that night and some stars were twinkling
silently. Suddenly something was falling down from the sky to the
bushes not far away. I looked to the firmament and around but there was
nobody. So I did a great mistake, went to the undergrowth and picked up
a golden cube, lying there in the grass.
You know, gold is not cheap and so I decided to put this precious
object in my pocket. All of a sudden, there was an elderly woman
standing in front of me. I was scared and her eyes were staring at me
as if a beast would look at his prey. She spoke to me in a language I
did not understand and pointed at my pocket. I did not hesitate for a
moment, handed her the cube over and then she whispered:
“Five days of punishment!”
She disappeared and so did I. Instantly I was a spider, small, black
and hairy. And I can tell you, my gym shoes are huge, especially when
you are a spider and have landed in them. After having managed to get
out of these, I decided to go home. I asked myself a thousand questions
on the way. Five days? My wife would call the police. And what about my
young daughter? And what if I some bird is declaring me his meal? Will
I be a man again? Am I naked?
After arriving at my house, I entered through the bathroom window, left
ajar. The bathroom was a bad idea. White tiles, black spider, that does
not work. Particularly not when your daughter is afraid of spiders and
she is silently doing her hair.
So she saw me and went screaming to my wife. I decided to go to the
loft upstairs. What else could I do? It’s a very odd situation.
Actually, I am a man in a body of a spider. However, I am not a
super-hero in a red and blue costume. It took me two days building my
own web on the entablature and I am damn proud of it. I should maybe
write a story about my little adventure.
All rights belong to its author. It was published on e-Stories.org by demand of Pierre Heinen.
Published on e-Stories.org on 10/05/2007.