Of Flies and The Mothman

Dear Friends,
As I write this four flies are trapped between the screen and the window by my desk. I had to shut the window because their buzzing was making me nuts. Now watching these dumb flies, I’m feeling guilty. When I finish this post, I’ll figure out a way to free them maybe… Fly movements are unsettling. Their little metallic bodies flash and looking up close you can see their eyes and the shapes of their heads. They’ve  reminded me of an illustration I drew a few years back; The Mothman, a red-eyed, man-sized, flying creature. John Keel’s 1975 book, Mothman Prophecies linked the Mothman sightings from November 1966 to December 1967 in West Virginia to the tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge. December 1967 was the last anyone saw of the unnerving entity. The 2002 movie, Mothman Prophecies starring Richard Gere further pushed the Mothman out of the dark and into the limelight. The Mothman has become something of an urban legend though there are many folks who truly believe they saw what they saw, when they saw it… If you’re brave and want to do some late night reading on this flying, red-eyed creature go right ahead, he won’t mind…

After conducting research, I created my version of The Mothman-

mothman fullThank you and goodnight. May you dream safely with The Mothman nowhere near your bedroom windows…

And now to help those darn flies 🙂


6 thoughts on “Of Flies and The Mothman

  1. I am not fond of flies. I am even less fond of the two hungry mosquitoes that nibbled on my arms (yes, one on each) just before I came indoors this evening. Can you say “itchy”? – Fawn


    • A sixth grade school teacher prone to mosquito bites told me she discovered a fantastic remedy for bites. She applies just a dab immediately after the bite – it instantly rids her of the itch and reduces the swelling – Anbesol. She swears by it. My daughter now uses it and says it really works!
      AnnMarie 🙂


  2. Ooo, I like The Mothman man! Reminds me of an urban legend in upper Michigan, where people swear there’s a big-foot-like creature (someone even wrote a song about it; I can’t recall the name of the beast, though). The Mothman looks like a good character for a book, or series, or some project! 🙂


    • I’m glad you like him Debra! I have a monster file and and accompanying story idea to match – I hope to scare a publisher with it in the near future 🙂
      AnnMarie 🙂
      Hope C-dog is feeling well today 🙂


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