I just saw it, barely, out of the corner of my eye. I don’t even know if I saw all of it. Or maybe I didn’t see anything at all. I mean, it’s late. I’m exhausted and was barely able to hold my eyes open to do this blog just a minute ago.

But then, there it was…what looked like the ass end of some sort of bug scurrying its way under my couch.

Maybe it was a bug. Maybe it was just one of those annoying eye floaters. Maybe some crazy serial killer squeezed himself underneath the hide-a-bed and what I saw wasn’t a bug at all, but the tip of a finger, or shoelace. Ever since I saw that creepy photo on facebook, you know I’ve been double checking…

Did I mention I was tired?

I guess the smart thing would have been to investigate immediately and try to locate the little critter, instead of sitting here and giving you all the play by play. But it’s late. The hubby, the kiddo, and the dog have all been asleep for hours, and I don’t think any of them would take too kindly to me rearranging furniture in the middle of the night searching for some creepy crawly that may or may not have been just a figment of my imagination.

I’m pretty sure it wasn’t. And now I’m a little creeped out.

See, it’s not that there’s some sort of unidentified bug in my house. I don’t have an issue with bugs in general, but I have sort of a rule against them coming in the house and trying to make themselves at home. Nope, that’s where I draw the line. Outside, it’s live and let live. Inside, only humans and dogs allowed, thank you. But, what really gets me is the fact that I no longer know where the little bugger is. I’ve lost the suspect people. For all I know, he may have doubled back and is lying in wait somewhere close, planning his attack.

That’s how it always works isn’t it? You see a bug or a spider or some other creature scurry across the floor, and you lose yourself in some momentary panic. Then, even worse, you lose the critter. So, you’re doomed to spend the rest of the evening wondering where it went, watching for it out of the corner of your eye, swearing you can feel it crawling on you. Then, just about the time you’ve forgotten all about it, you feel a little tickle on your arm and you look down and realize that the nasty little thing is making a beeline up your body and straight toward your face.

Makes me itch just thinking about it.

And on that note, it’s time to go to bed. At least then, I’ll be on the second floor, and the nasty little critter won’t have a chance to reach me before morning.

Or will it?

About the Author Lori Romano

I am a writer, photographer, wife, mother, dog owner, half-assed housekeeper and a self-proclaimed coffee and chocolate addict. One day, I will write a book.

9 comments

  1. Love the bug picture!!! I’ve done the very same thing myself. Last night I thought I saw a spidar in the living room but I wasn’t sure. He was fairly good sized and thankfully he stayed put until I could get a shoe.

  2. That Facebook photo is so creepy!!! It took me a second to see the face, and now I’m bugging out (pun absolutely intended)! Unsuspecting “sneak up on you” kind of scares are the best!!!

    1. Haha! Isn’t it? I love it! Took me a bit to see the face too, but then you can’t stop yourself from looking at it and getting creeped out! And you’re right, those “sneak up on you” scares are always best the best! πŸ™‚

      1. HAhHAHAHAHAHah I absolutely freak about bugs…especially cockroaches! You’re better than me as I have only flipped a cockroach once…I am pretty sure I’ve smooshed all the rest. I used to live in an apartment during El Nino in CA, where I had cockroaches trying to find shelter in my place… they would FLY at night time. I could hear them pittering on the floors. Oh. It was a horrid time.

      2. Ugh! Flying cockroaches! That just gives me the willies! I didn’t know they could fly! I try to be bug friendly. I mean, most of them are harmless, so I give them a chance. Spiders, on the other hand, I’ll kill every one I see within the vicinity of my house. When I was like 11 years old (right when the movie Arachnophobia came out on video, because we watched it that night), we discovered that we had an infestation of Wolf Spiders in our basement. I’m not even joking, we saw a spider with the leg span of a baseball sitting on my sister’s dresser, and when the exterminator came the next day, he ended up spraying the house and carrying out Ziploc baggies FULL of dead, hairy, Wolf Spider carcasses. I still have nightmares.

      3. EWWWWWWWWWW omg now I will join your nightmares! ahahhaha Some cockroaches fly. And they make loud flying sounds, like the ones in Mexico. For some reason, “Arachnophobia” is one of those movies I could watch a hundred times and still I light up when it comes on. It’s like a comforting funny movie to have on in the background. Kind of like Karate Kid or Overboard. I absolutely hate spiders, but I find that movie to be so entertaining!

  3. Yuck! Reason #1 not to visit Mexico: Loud flying cockroaches.

    Arachnophobia is one of my faves! Totally cheesy old movie, but so much fun. You’d think I’d hate it after finding ol’ Grandaddy Wolf Spider on my sister’s dresser about an hour after watching it, but I still love it. John Goodman as Delbert is one of my favorite movie characters of all time! πŸ™‚ I gotta say, you have impeccable taste in movies!

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