Daily Prompt: Where is the nest?

Spider 22.08 (1)

“Eeek, aaah”

“What’s happened, did you have accident?

“No, yes, kill it.”

“Kill what?”

“That spider, it is disgusting.”

“But it’s only a small spider and has now run under the cupboard. You frightened it away. What are you doing?”

“I am moving the cupboard so that you can find it and kill it.”

“No way, that cupboard is far too heavy.”

“Then help me to shift it.”

“Stop moving the cupboard, you have frightened it and it is walking across the floor.”

“I am really not interested in the path of a spider, tread on it, squash it.”

“Definitely not, and come down from that chair.”

“But it might creep onto my foot.”

“It will not creep anywhere. It is now going up the wall. What are you doing with that fly swatter?”

“I am not doing anything with the fly swatter, but you can knock it off the wall and when it arrives on the floor, squash it with the swatter. Where is it now?”

“I think it disappeared into the bathroom.”

“You will have to find it.”

“But it will do no harm in the bathroom.”

“How do you know, there might be another spider hiding there. I saw one last week, but it escaped. There might be a whole nest of spiders in the bathroom and I am not going into the bathroom to find out.”

“Ok, just stay cool, I will have a look.”

“What’s that noise?”

“No worry, I dropped a glass, but found another one to cover the spider. All I need now is a piece of paper. Look, it is now trapped beneath the glass on the piece of paper.”

“And what are you going to do with it.”

“I will now put it outside in the garden where it belongs.”

“You can’t do that.”

“Why not?”

“It’s freezing cold outside and it will probably die.”

“Just a minute: I have pushed a cupboard around, jumped into the bath to eventually catch the spider because you were in a panic and now I have caught it, I am not allowed to put it outside because it might freeze to death. I thought you wanted it to go.*

“Of course I do, but not outside, that is cruel.”

“OK, no problem.”

“What are you doing.”

“I am putting it on your Palm tree in the living room.”

“But it might spin a web and live there.”

“Exactly, that is what spiders do. They spin a web to make a nest and sit in it all day long. Perhaps it might trap a fly or another insect in the web and then we kill two flies with one spider.”

“I don’t want a spider living on my palm tree.”

“Forget it, it will be able to spend a nice warm winter in our home and I am sure it will no longer take a walk across the floor.”


“I have to shift a cupboard back to the corner and afterwards sweep the glass I dropped in the bathroom.”

“You broke my tooth brush glass.”

“It slipped out of my hand, I had to use the other glass afterwards. Now leave me, I want to watch a good film on the TV.”

“Which film is that?”

“Arachniphobia. What’s the matter, come out of that broom cupboard, there might be spiders in there.”

Daily Prompt: Where is the nest?

9 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Where is the nest?

    • I really don’t have a problem with them. They stay outside during the summer and in Winter a couple might wander around, but nothing threatening. We don’t have dangerous spiders here, and they usually keep themselves to themselves.


    • Yes I did, about your friend that is terrified of them. I saw the film a long while ago, it was OK, but not exactly a
      masterpiece. I don’t mind spiders, they make good subjects for a photo. In summer they live outside, but now and again in Winter one of the survivors might create a web in a forgotten corner, doesn’t really bother me. I am more terrified of fly and moth babies, they are so disgusting.

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  1. We do have dangerous spiders and as I can’t tell the good from the bad I generally give them a wide berth except for the big Huntman spiders.. I know those are harmless. I don’t like to kill spiders anyway. I always here my mum’s voice saying “Kill a spider and you kill a friend.”

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    • We have garden spiders mainly. Inquire like the nursery spiders. When the eggs hatch there are many baby spiders in the web and mama sits in the corner keeping her eye on them. They are good photo subjects. I don’t usually kill spiders, if they leave me alone I leave them to do their own thing.


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