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Found 3 works tagged 'insects'.




Tom Marcinko

Henry the Human Flea

Published Dec 2, 2020 · 1,016 words (4 minutes) · 196 views

Science Fiction red scare Superheroes fleas insects parody alternate worlds j. edgar hoover reader 1960s

This story was published way back in the last century, in a British magazine called The Edge, edited by Graham Evans. It was originally conceived as a pitch for an anthology of Spider-Man stories, but the editor who sent me a polite rejection said it was "too weird for Marvel." (How's that, again?) It's fortunate that I was able to capitalize on the superhero craze years before it was ripe for monetization.





Rebecca Gomez Farrell


Published May 29, 2019 · 1,030 words (4 minutes) · 774 views

Horror losing a child childhood Bugs insects coming of age metamorphosis cartilage

Markella’s earliest memories are of the sounds outside her window. At hours when no men moved, rustling branches and shuffling grass woke her. A beating pulse like slower, fleshier helicopter blades banished sleep: thlush-a-lum thlush-a-lum.


2010 was a boon year for these butterflies in my garden. I had a dozen chrysalis in all manner of morphs at any one time. In this image you can see the new green chrysalis coloration, one that’s about ready to emerge (the clear one), and a butterfly that’s already come out. They will hang for hours and dry their wings and are, in fact, quite fragile.



James Van Pelt

The Yard God

Published May 3, 2019 · 4,616 words (17 minutes) · 551 views

Fantasy insects Family

The creatures in Demi's backyard love her, and she loves her mom. Life should be good with the love that surrounds her, but Demi has challenges too: Mom is sick, the neighborhood is rough, and what's a good daughter to do?


This barn owl was very jumpy…not quite used to humans yet.  It was injured by a car and is now being cared for by the rangers at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park.