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Nightmare #348: When the Worms Come Out

(Female, 30’s) I had this dream when I was about 5 years old; it’s a vivid dream that I still remember clearly. I was in the kitchen (in what was, in the dream, “my” house). Tiny red worms started crawling … Continue reading

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Bug du Jour: Battle Cricket

“When King Abimelech made war on the Martians, he based his strategy on the one liability these swollen-headed aliens possessed: their intellects. Instead of attacking supply lines as he had with the round-bellied Venusians, he targeted their libraries. The royal … Continue reading

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Bug du Jour: Lemon Pepper Spider

“The children squealed with delight to find the hairy Wolf Spider sunning itself on the barn door. They’d been ever so hungry all summer long and harvest seemed ever so far away. They trapped it under a milk pail and … Continue reading

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Bug du Jour: “Creepy Beetle”

“Egmont woke from a dead sleep at the sound of a heavy thump. He bolted upright in bed. His ears hungry for sound detected just the normal night sounds of summer. Yet Egmont knew in his heart that something else … Continue reading

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Bug du Jour: “Dead YellowJacket”

Nothing bespeaks the nihilistic futility of existence quite like a dead bug, its life, fleeting and insignificant though it was, snuffed out into nothingness. I found this memento mori on a window sill, its corpse warming in the morning sun.

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Bug du Jour: “Art Deco Moth”

Given that there are eleventy-billion different kinds of moth previously identified by Science, I feel on somewhat shaky ground to claim I “discovered” this creature… but I did discover it the other day and was able to snap two photos … Continue reading

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Bug du Jour: “Common Green Darner”

Summer is the time for bugs — and bugs creep out a lot of people. I spotted this little fella on a recent walk and was struck by the coloration and the delicate structure of the wings. The InterWebs say … Continue reading

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Nightmare #339: The Needle and the Conqueror Worm

(Male, 30’s) I was staying at someone’s summer home, a sprawling house with multple floors. It looked out on landscaped terraces leading down to a lake but there didn’t seem to be any way to get out of the place. … Continue reading

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Nightmare #324 – Midnight Snack

(Male, 40’s) A seriously twisted night of dreams. I was inside some kind of a cabin or rustic building. There were floor to ceiling picture windows that looked out on trees and a leaf- strewn lawn. I watched a good … Continue reading

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Nightmare #310 – The Larval Goddess

(Male, 30’s) Weird dream alert. I don’t know if this is the kind of thing you’re looking for but it was pretty disturbing to me. Just please don’t print my name, OK? I don’t know where this stuff came from. … Continue reading

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Nightmare #249 – House Consumed by Bugs and Rats

“…I stood ankle deep in the dead shells and bones of these creatures. I was trapped…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #246 – Giant Spider Hay-Ride

…”Do NOT look the spider directly in the eyes.”… Continue reading

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Nightmare #225 – Smothering Humidity and Heat

“…I’m terrified I’m just going to suffocate…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #222 – Water Bugs

“…some kind of insect has attached itself to me…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #182 – Bugs Everywhere

“…all of the bugs stop and prick up their antennae like they’re listening…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #84 Bees and Spiders…and Nazis?

..there was a very loud and intense buzzing sound everywhere… Continue reading

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Nightmare #61 – Spiked Refreshments

…I had brought a strangely shaped glass bottle filled with something to drink as well as a glass cup that looked like it was from a punchbowl set…. Continue reading

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Nightmare #32 – Appliances Amok

…About that time we realized that all the appliances in the apartment were going on a rampage… Continue reading

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Nightmare #26 – Monstrous Bees

…bees had taken over the world… Continue reading

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