We first noticed the spider sometime in summer of 2020. He was long-legged, but not long-legged enough to be a daddy longlegs. Fuzzy, but not fuzzy enough to be a wolf spider. Startling, but clearly not one of the poisonous varieties that need to be removed from the premises immediately.

Today at the vaccine clinic, a newly-vaccinated gentleman asked me:

Why don’t anteaters get sick?

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Because they’re full of anty bodies.

You’re all welcome.

I was volunteering in the clinic’s waiting area, where those who’ve already had their shots hang out for…

Janni Lee Simner

Author of the post-apocalyptic Bones of Faerie trilogy; Thief Eyes; more than 30 short stories; and the script for The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse video game.

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