With summer winding down and the beginning of spider season in full swing, everyone paid special attention to where they walked or flew, as no one (except perhaps the silliest of the little chipmunks and squirrels) wanted to end up face-first in the web of a funnel- or orb-weaver.


When, on occasion, a spider moved headquarters, Squirrel’s network of informants — bees, cicadas, and katydids — would send word, and Squirrel would venture out at night to gather the sticky threads of the abandoned web and add them to his growing stash.


(September 2023)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
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