You know that thing in the news about Fake Widow Spiders? The biting spiders which look like Black Widows and caused a school to be closed for fumigation?
Apparently one of the girls who regularly picked on me at school, asking me stupid questions I couldn’t hear then laughing when I tried to answer, was bitten by one of these little beauties. I don’t like spiders, but I feel like for that particular one, I could make an exception.
This is gossip handed down many times before it reached my friends, but as rumour has it, her thumb swelled up, turned purple and nearly fell off. It’s probably an exaggeration, made more exciting every time it was passed along like Chinese Whispers, but part of me kind of hopes that it isn’t.