Laura of the Flies

I’ve recently noticed a pack (flock? bevy?) of obese flies in my house. Their buzzing is quite loud. One greeted me at the door when I came in last night. I’m still not sure if I found it weird or comforting.

I’m not really into smooshing flies. I don’t even own a swatter. If they get bothersome, I say, “shoo, fly — don’t bother me” (someone should write a song — those are brilliant lyrics). The flies seem to listen to my request.

I think my house may be a refuge for obese flies. These flies wouldn’t fare well against a swatter, because they’re slower than the average fly.

Some people foster children or animals — I foster flies. I’m ok with this.


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5 Responses to Laura of the Flies

  1. Meredith says:

    I’ve been meaning to ask you if you’ve noticed this too! I, however, seem to have no compunction killing flies. I believe my current body count is 4. There is 1 that eluded me last night, but I’m on his trail. My current methodology involves paper towel or Kleenex slapped against a hard surface and then disposed of. I’m on a mission.

    • bloglette says:

      Hey! You’re killing my foster flies! I wondered why the count was down…
      They’re big — are you using the meat and hide like a responsible hunter?

      • Meredith says:

        Um…no. Flies are going into the garbage. And I will continue. What’s more, I’m hunting without a permit. So I’m poaching flies and then tossing their corpses aside. Mwa-ha-ha.

  2. Sara says:

    Why are they so fat? What do flies eat?

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