I read recently about a wasp that turns cockroaches into passive zombies.
I think one has got me in the night
From my poetry blog
Drum snare rainfall an electric wildfire swept over insane asylums scattering survivors of cold reason to hinterlands of smoulder If my numbers come up tonight she will declare undying love and I shall stake claims in the sand sentimental fool that I am ©AndrewJamesMurray
Two conversations, within five minutes, with my eleven-year-old daughter Millie:
When seeing Amanda Holden on television.
Millie: “My friend Sienna has met Amanda Holden.”
Me: “So have I.”
Millie: “Really? You’ve met her?”
Me: “More than once.”
Me: “Yes, I’ve met Sienna lots of times.”
Feeling the gap caused by a recently lost tooth:
Millie: “You know like I’ve lost a tooth? This girl in America was on YouTube and she put a tooth under her pillow and got a hundred pounds off the Tooth Fairy.”
Me: “No she didn’t.”
“Millie: “Err yes she did!!”
Me: “I bet you she didn’t.”
Millie: “Okay-shake on it then.”
Me: “Alright. If that girl in America got a hundred pounds I’ll give you fifty quid. If she didn’t you have got to do every job I give you for a week.”
We shook hands on the wager.
Me: “In America they don’t have pounds they have dollars.”
Yes goodnight Millie! Sleep well!