she told myself and others I was blessed because it wasn’t a poisonous bug, but an frustrating a single
When I went to visit my best friend, the two of us were planning on spending all night talking and drinking wine. I hadn’t seen her since she got married and moved out west, and I was excited. Her fiance was away on maneuvers, and I was her first choice for dealer. The two of us were sitting on her verandah enjoying wine and laughing about outdated times, when she suggested the two of us sleep out in the desert. I had to laugh, because I knew how several snakes and other biting pets were out there. She said she and her fiance often slept in the desert. They had a tent to sleep in, and it was quite comfortable. I asked what they did for a/c. When she said it got too cold at night to worry about a/c, I almost laughed. She said the desert cooled off so much when the sunshine went down that they sometimes wished they had a portable heating system to keep them warm. I wasn’t having any of it, and I said she could sleep in the desert, however I was staying here where there was a bed, and no creepy crawlies. That night, I was sitting in bed when I felt something crawling on my face. I screamed, and my friend came running in. she told myself and others I was blessed because it wasn’t a poisonous bug, but an frustrating a single. She took it off my bed and put it outside. I wasn’t wondering if it wouldn’t have been safer to sleep in a tent and worry about getting cold than opting for a/c and getting bitten by a scorpion.