Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
And in the End was the Word, Amy's Word

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fee Fly Foe Fum! Or Sequel to "The Fly"

When I was thirteen I experienced a wet July season that led to the proliferation of deer flies.  When ever I was outside I would be their target.  If I did not bat at them they would sting the top of my head.  When I was a youngster at our cottage there would be times when horse flies buzzed in while we swam.  We would all submerse ourselves in panic.

The flies were the terrorists.  I proclaimed that Flies were the devil incarnate. The are guilty of spreading diseases as well driving people, and animal nuts.

When I was ill I did what could be considered some kind of evil spell.  I imagined someone would become a blue bottle fly in his next life.  That is not a very nice thing to do.  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Maybe it is me that shall be a fly in my next life!  I am prepared. I am sure that I will not be alone!  This is me in fly-carnation.





In the Nineteen nineties my children would catch flies in the barn with their bare hands.  They were about 11 years old and knew about the birds and bees, and flies.  They relayed to me that some were male and some female and they had a pinch technique in sexing them.  They probably would not appreciate me sharing that.  They were budding entomologists.   I am one with the fly!

Are flies evil incarnate? No.  They perform the important task of digesting other dead animals and they also consume waste.  Maggots are used in wound treatment. They(eat) clean out the dead tissue.

I don't like flies buzzing around the house or my around the top of my head, but lets hear it for the lowly fly who is very needed in our world.

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