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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Arachnophobia - Daily Haiku with the A-Z Challenge

A Haiku is a short, unrhyming poem of 17 syllables across three lines following structure: 5, 7, 5.

For the A-Z Challenge 2014 I am doing a daily Haiku for each letter of the alphabet. Today ...
 

Arachnophobia

Scuttling here and there,
legs so many its creepy.
Why am I so scared?




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This post forms part of the A-Z Blogging Challenge, posting every day in April except Sundays, sequentially through the alphabet. To see who else is taking part, check out the list here.

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28 comments:

  1. I love haiku and this is a great way to do the challenge. I'm not doing it but am having fun visiting blogs that are participating!

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    1. It's great fun however you get involved with it, thanks for stopping by Catherine!

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  2. Awesome. I recently included a reference to a spider bite in one of my stories and was shocked by how many beta readers couldn't relate because they'd never been bitten by a spider. Why should anyone fear something so small if they've never even been bitten? (I don't fall into that category, by the way. I have been bitten several times and am not afraid of spiders. We'll blame that on my brothers.)

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    1. I've never been bitten by a spider, I've never allowed one to get close enough. At least, not to my knowledge ...

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  3. I love haiku. My wife is terrified of spiders. I kind of like them.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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    1. I don't know if I'm terrified, but I'm not really keen. I have to get them out of the house, and I need a big glass and piece of paper to do it ;-)

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  4. A daily haiku is ambitious! I like this one.

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    1. Thanks Karen, I hope I can keep it going!

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  5. I'm going to have itchy skin the rest of the day now. :)

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  6. I'm scared just reading it as I hate spiders so much LOL. Great idea for the challenge! I'm looking forward to your Haiku - how fun.

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    1. Thanks Julie, I hope you enjoy the rest of my posts.

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  7. Personally, I think they're scary because they just have too many legs. Plus they hang on ceilings and drop on you from above.

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    1. Ooh, I've had that before, one was aiming straight for my head! Yuch!

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  8. ha, I love your haiku.
    And yes, spiders are so creepy!!!

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    1. Thanks Lynda. I don't know why they're so creepy, but they just are ...

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  9. I love it! And I am completely on board with the abject terror inspired by those creepy little suckers. Nothing good comes with that many legs! *shudders*

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    1. Thanks Ayden. It's not just the quantity of legs, why do they have to be so long with it?

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  10. Love haikus, hate spiders. If you do B for bats, I'll never come back.

    Joking...possibly.

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    1. I think you'll be alright ;-)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. This is a great summary of arachnophobia. You get so scared, but you have no idea why. Well, that's how I feel anyway!

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    1. That's how I feel exactly. I try to be rational about it, but as soon as I see one it's all out of the window!

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  12. I can relate. Major arachnophobe here!

    I always thought it was completely irrational until I was nineteen and found out I'd been bitten by one as a toddler and it made me quite poorly.

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    1. Well you're excused with your rational fear. I have no such excuse ...

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