His wife screams, audible over the television.
Can someone get rid of this spider please she yells.
He switches off the television and goes through to the shower room, his wife sodden and wrapped in a towel, shivering like a wind up doll.
The spider is huge – small body but legs long and ominous. As he approaches the spider scuttles forwards, chasing him out of the room.
Hearing both screaming and laughter his son enters the room.
I’ll do it Dad he says, sighing like only a seven year old can.
A 100 word story for the Friday Fictioneers.
Photo (c) Rochelle Wisoff-Fields