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I am scared of the perennial creepy-crawlies

Joined: 6/2/2013
Posts: 4
You could say I'm pretty horrified by a lot of things: James Wan thrillers, the spine-chilling creaking and cracking that appears to only be audible when I'm home alone, people who wear full body-suits to the beach…
But I think one of my biggest fears is one of the smallest things that scuttle around the globe: the ant. Yes, the almighty and powerful ant. I am absolutely terrified of their creeping colonies that stealthily file into my room whenever there is even a trace of a bread crumb or jelly stain. There is no gentle attack when it comes to ants, they are as gung-ho as children at the break of a piñata. Just last night, as I was innocently typing at my keyboard, penciling in some last notes-completely in the zone for last-minute studying, a dot of black caught my peripheral eye. A moving dot of black. I watched as this dot linked itself with another wandering dot and another and another. I was stupefied. What the heck? Didn't these ants have any sense of consideration? Couldn't they have at least come when, well, when I wasn't in the room? It's not that hard to form a decent schedule. Long story short, I followed the mingling dots down to a galactic puddle of black that was squirming around a cracker crumb. I determinedly pointed the nozzle of the bug spray in that direction, left my animal loving self astray, and watched them drown in citrus-scented poison. I dusted off my hands, went back to my seat with a proud smile and glanced up to find a lone black dot fleeing the danger. Touche little ant, touché.
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Joined: 11/6/2008
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On behalf of the entire editorial board, I would like to congratulate you for your FEAR essay being chosen as 1 of our 10 essays in the running for 1st place in this month’s writing competition. This is a huge accomplishment since we received over 160 essays this month. Please feel free to share your “runner up” status with the world.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:42:33 PM
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Comment by NicoleLVMullis

Joined: 5/9/2012
Posts: 34
I love the use of language in this essay. Fun piece - good job.

Nicole L.V. Mullis
Raising a Family Editor
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:30:08 PM
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Comment by dusmit

Joined: 3/2/2015
Posts: 1
Cool story bruh
Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 8:34:25 PM
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