Bugs and Crawly Things

The Final Showdown

“Come on then! I’m right here!” I’d seen this work in action movies. “What are you waiting for?! Come and get me!” It’s always the climatic part of the movie. It’s the tipping point where the hero is un-able to take it anymore. He is tired, he is angry, he is beaten and bruised and he is calling the villain out for the final show down. It’s the battle that he knows he won’t walk […]

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The Trial

Please state your name for the court. Bz bbzzz. Mr. Mosquito, Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god? Bzz. Please tell the court where you were between the hours of 11:00pm on July 15th and 6:00am on July 16th. Bbbzzzzz… bbbzzzzz… bzzz. Mr. Mosquito. Must I already remind you that you are under oath? Bz. Then I ask you again, please tell the […]

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The Warrior Code

The warrior is always ready for battle when the summer months descend upon him. The warrior is strong. The warrior is brave. The warrior is noble. The warrior knows his enemy. And above all else the warrior lives by the code: ——————— 1) The warrior will dedicate ten minutes of every night to standing on the bed in his underwear so he might hunt the enemy before he rests his head upon his pillow. 2) […]

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Stalked by a Spider

The following takes place between 9:30am and 6:30pm on January 31st 2008 in the games studio in Amsterdam where I work. All the facts are true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent: 9:30 am – I arrive at work for another busy day of browsing the internet for amusing photos of cats with funny captions. 9:53 am – I notice a small spider sitting on the ceiling, deifying gravity with his […]

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Jimmy The Spider: A Children’s Story

A few days ago I discovered a spider in my back garden that had spun a web over my bicycle. I don’t know if it was attempting to cocoon the whole thing but it inspired me to write a children’s story about a young ambitious spider. Over the next two weeks I am going to be taking a short break from blogging while I am on holiday in the UK. I’ll be back again at […]

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