Girls Write Out
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

"Hurry, hurry!" I call to the kids as we exit the car. The youngest dawdles too long, gathering his book bag. "Shut the door!"

I usher them all toward the house. "Hurry in!" Finally we're all inside and I shut the door as my oldest child's heel crosses the threshold.

No, we're not dashing through a downpour, we're dashing through the hordes of mosquitos that have invaded our area. And I do mean invaded. Upon stepping outside, they swarm upon you like you're the only warm blooded beast in a hundred miles.

I looked at our dog the other day and 15 or 20 mosquitos were hovering around her. Every time I pull up the driveway, I expect to see her passed out from blood loss. But so far, so good.

It's like a modern day plague. They're in the car, in the house. You wake up with bites you didn't go to bed with. Heck with "The Birds" and "The Killer Bees". I'm really wondering why somebody didn't script a horror movie featuring mosquitos, cause I gotta say. They're sure giving me nightmares.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 7:08 AM  
  Comments (9)
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At 8:53 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

LOL! Love the picture!! Can't say we've seen too many mosquitoes but I've heard tons of people complain about how bad they are this year.

My favorite T-shirt (my son bought me) was a Farside cartoon that had a very plump mosquito stuck to a man's arm. Another mosquito fluttered nearby saying, "Pull out, Harry, you hit an artery!" ROTFLOL!! Sick, I know, but I love it!

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

ICK! I had one mosquito tie right into the vein in my arm like a stinking IV. Nasty little varmits.

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

They have been terrible this year! Our kids had a pool party on Labor Day and even in the daylight, they came seeking us out!

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

We have a lot of rain in our state and the mosquito is a bit of a pest. Worse, for me, is the spider. We seem to have them more than the mosquito. Very big, hairy ones crawl across the ceiling.

I envision one crawling up the side of the bed while I'm sleeping. He sits there and waits for that right moment when I'm snoring with my mouth hangs open......

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Denise, you crack me up. What a hilarious post!

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I used to be mosquito bait. Then I started putting garlic in everything. I love garlic ... there's NO such thing as too much garlic. And I realized the past couple of years, I rarely get bitten any more. :o)

At 6:15 PM, Blogger Brittanie said...

We have a lot of cases of West Nile in my area. I think it is because we had such a mild winter last year the mosquito larvae did not get killed. Living in the Deep South is now like living in the Tropics. :)

At 1:19 PM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

Your post brings back memories of my childhood. We lived in the hills, so they weren't real bad there, but my aunt lives in the flatland where farmers like to grow rice. When we visited her the mosquitoes would be so thick that it made it hard to see out the windows. Stepping outside meant getting about a hundred bites. There was always a frantic attempt to kill the mosquitoes that had managed to invade the car when the doors were open. Good times.

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

If you can stand it, start putting a little bit of vinegar in your drinking water. It makes you smell yucky to the critters. If you start out with just the smallest drop and work up, its not too bad.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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