One night last week one of those creepy arachnids crept into my bedroom, scuttled onto my bed, lurked on my pillow, and then.....bit my neck! Then it skulked off into a crevice.
I know this because the next morning I awoke with an itchy and stinging welt where my night visitor had left its venom.
I had no serious effects at the time, just a constant irritation as I tried to remember not to scratch the itch. The welt has now subsided.
But there seems to be a more lingering effect, a change in appearance and behavior.
I seem to be attracted to spiders. I find myself drawn to hunting them out in the garden.
I have taken to calling myself Arachnia, Spider Witch.
Tomorrow I am flying to Colorado. I was planning to go by plane, since it's a long and cold flight by stick. I hope they let me on the plane.
I might have to disguise myself in my old persona.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Have a Ghoulishly Good time.