FOWC with Fandango — Petrified

Who would have thought something made of rubber would make me so petrified, I almost had a heart attack!

I kid you not.

We were clearing out the roof in our first house ready for our move and Hubby threw down an old suitcase (which wasn’t ours by the way but the previous owners so just goes to show we didn’t use the roof much) for disposal.
The huge spider in it had me paralyzed in terror, and it was hard to breathe. My chest hurt and I couldn’t get my words out to tell Hubby what was wrong. The only thing stopping me from hitting the floor was the door frame I was leaning against.
Hubby was down the ladder so fast and by my side, Guinness would have been proud.
It was a kids rubber spider but so lifelike in that fraction of a second in transit from roof to floor.
We laugh about it now and although I can tolerate the little ones, my blood still runs cold at the sight of a biggie.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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8 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Petrified

  1. Sadje says:

    I am no fan of the crawlies myself. 🕷🦗🦟🐜🦂

  2. trentpmcd says:

    Not only was it big, but it had been in that suitcase for all of those years, so it must have been hungry…. I’m not too bad with spiders, but will admit that I’ve had quite the start with a rubber (or plastic) spider on one or two occasions. Just for a second, but that second is bad enough!

  3. Fandango says:

    Those rubber spiders can look very realistic. I think I would have felt petrified, too.

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