by Marco Guarda
2013 by Marco Guarda
by Diana Cox
story is a work of fiction.
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Smashwords Edition, May 2013
Spider’s Eyes Inc.
The pleated polyester curtain hung at the window of an apartment bedroom with a boring sight, fulfilling its simple function. Nobody would even ever notice it; but to the small female jumping spider crawling inside it, it was a fantastic world of which she’d never seen the like.
A world made from the finest silk, spun with the most amazing skill and perfection; rippling, rising, rolling and crashing, the same way the surf does on the morning after a stormy night—it made her tiny head spin and feel woozy. The female spider rubbed together her pedipalps—the two grabbing appendages sticking out at the sides of her mouth—a sign that something puzzled or intrigued her. In fact, for a few minutes, she almost wished that she weren’t a rambler of the world as all jumping spider were, but one of her pot-bellied cousins, who could settle down and spin huge, lush cobwebs, at the corner of which they would sit like kings and queens, with a self-satisfied smile on their faces full of hairs and eyes.