Pumpkin Spider

So everyone that lives near me, has already heard this story at least once, but for those of you that live hours away – here is my story.

imageLast Friday, I was heading back to my dorm with a bag of chips and a cup of Irish Crème Cappuccino. I was walking past our campus volleyball court when I saw a wasp buzzing around. I swung my arm over it and kept walking. That was when I realized it was following me. I turned to get a better look at it when I realized it was not a wasp at all, but a spider, and I had gone through its web. I swung from my arm as I began to panic. Delilah was walking with me and I quickly started to yell at her to get it off.

Me and spiders are not friends and the spiders up here are massive. I mean come on, I thought it was a large wasp. It did not take long for me to start squealing in a very pathetic matter. I made many attempts to get him to climb off onto something else, and that it when it began to trek up his web towards my arm.

Tears were building in my eyes as I visualized it crawling up my arm onto my face and taking a nice meaty bite out of it. There were other students staring as the walked passed. And then it was on me. I was in a full on panic and began to flail and squeal pathetically as Delilah watched in ultimate horror.

And that is when my hero showed up. A girl quickly whipped out her binder and smacked the spider off my arm. And then she stepped on him.

Yes, I know, the spider didn’t deserve to get stepped on. Very true. I have come to terms with this, not that a few days have passed. But I was panicking and it was a split second decision.

I took a few wonderful breaths and tried to calm my shacking. I thanked the girl with all my might.

I later found out that the spider was not poisonous, but it still would have hurt to be bitten. So, let this be a warning to all you other spiders! I will not show mercy!

 Emily Treat


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