Not too long ago another writer has decided to move in to my humble abode. A shy, attractive little female with a terse writing style quietly made herself at home on my back porch. Despite the fact that she doesn't pay her rent and wasn't invited in the first place, I haven't had the heart to evict her. She is strikingly pretty and so far has provided her own meals so hasn't been much of a burden. She also doesn't mind if I watch her eat or read her writings.
Though I don't understand her language at all. Her handwriting is very elegant though.
Her name is Kris, or at least that's what I've been calling her. She doesn't talk about herself much, or about anything at all for that matter.
Kris is a Argiope Writing Spider (I looked it up). A very large and gloriously colored garden spider that make a distinctive web that looks like it has alien cursive writing down the center of it. Kris is black with brilliant yellow patterns on her legs and abdomen and frosty white on her thorax. She has made her web right outside the glass door leading to my porch, so I can sit and watch her in the living room. She doesn't do too much unless something bumbles into her web, then she is a very swift and effective killer.
I've grown somewhat fond of her, even avoiding using the back door and disturbing her. I'd hate for her to move her web somewhere where I couldn't see it or her.
I'm thinking of a feature with her as a character. Though I haven't gotten much further than the thinking phase.
5 years, 8 months ago
21 Aug 2013 15:07 CEST