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The scream.

                 They were everywhere, in every size - those spiders. Every inch of the wall and the floor was swarming with the crawlies. And, I was standing in the centre of it all, begging my husband to get rid of the place. Just sell the damn shop and get the hell out of there. No amount of fumigation would ever  fight this army that was descending upon us from every direction.

             I tried grabbing his arm and pulling him out of the godforsaken place,  put some sense into his head, but it all seemed in vain. He just stood there, transfixed.  Disbelief writ large on his face. How could this happen? His shop, his entire life's investment, under attack by some creepy crawlies!

             My pleas seemed to be falling on deaf ears, when a huge one - the size of my palm - landed smack on my face. The scream reverberated round the room and jolted him out of his thoughts...

 ...and me, out of my sleep.

           Colouring spiderman pictures with my nephew had  proved worst than just some holiday activity!


*This was actually the nightmare I had last night! And, I can still feel them crawling all over me!


The above post has been written for Wordy Wednesday.
This week's prompt: Word prompt: Scream.
This week's prompt comes from  B-A-R member, blogger and writer Inderpreet kaur Uppal



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  1. Oh gosh! I cannot imagine ever getting over a nightmare like that! How perfect for the prompt though ;)Stunned at the variety this single word has brought forth from BAR members :)

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    1. :-) I am still getting over it, Shailaja! And, thanks for the word prompt.

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  2. made me smile.....my son loves spiderman and spiders.....

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    1. :-) I guess, Spiderman is a favourite among little boys!

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  3. Aha! Arachnid alert. *Makes a reminder to send Shilpa a few things* :P

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    1. Haha! Don't even think about it, Sid! I will send it right back!

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  4. Hahahha.. I had a dream similar to this one years ago.. But in that dream, the evil animal villain was an ant. Who kept calling more and more ants to my study table.. Until the whole table got covered with little buzzing ants, who then started acting like synchronized dancers. They kept forming different shapes and words, till I finally gave up on sleep for that night!

    Relived that memory today! :D

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    1. Oh god! Mithila, that must have been one hell of a nightmare! No wonder you still remember it so vividly! :D

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  5. Hate hate spiders or generally any creepy crawlies. I refused to do my zoology practical exam cause it involved touching them. Loved the way you put your thought or rather dream into words.

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    1. Haha! I always wondered how you zoology students did all those practicals, Jaibala! Must have been horrid!

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  6. I had visions of the spider scenes in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where Harry and Ron follow the spiders! Yikes!!

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    1. Kathy, I haven't seen any of those Harry Potter series, but I can very well imagine the scenes which you mentioned here! :D Yikes is the correct word!

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  7. Oh my this made my skin crawl. One of my worst fears :(

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    1. Mine, too! And, I remember, once when I had been to a nature resort, I stepped on a BIG one, who was loitering around in my bathroom! I can still feel it's rubbery body underneath my feet!!!

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  8. Oh my this made my skin crawl. One of my worst fears :(

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    1. Mine, too! Along with the others of their kind! :)

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  9. I can imagine that happening. Brrr...

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  10. Yikes! I would have been screaming loud and long! Glad it was just a dream. Whew!

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    1. Yes, glad it was just a dream! It has been playing on my mind since morning!

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  11. These small creepies and crawlies have the power to terrorize most of us. I am ok with spiders, it is the lizzy aunty that scares me the most! :D

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    1. Shilpa, they all are scary! Your lizzy aunty once jumped on my head when I tried shifting a curtain aside! WHat a shock I had!

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  12. LOL! You sound like Ron! :D

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  13. Oh just read above that you haven't watched Harry Potter. So you might not be aware of the reference. Have you read the books?

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    1. No Chicky, not read the books either. Not a big Potter fan! Sorry! :)

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  14. Oh gosh! what a nightmare..worse than a nightmare..and you described it so vividly..I was sitting thinking - where are we heading from here..

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    1. Thanks, Parul! I saw it like it was actually happening! :D

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  15. OMG!!That is one scary dream!!! very nicely written Shilpa! I actually got scared reading it.

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  16. Thank you, Inderpreet! I was scared seeing it! :D

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