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Femme Fatale



A black widow spider spins a silk thread into a near-transparent dream catcher filling her with joy and her meals with dread. A very cunning, deadly flycatcher ready to pounce and mummify her food she lies in wait like a body snatcher. Any damaged web gets quickly renewed with her sticky silk, resetting her trap, so struggling insects remain firmly glued. She secures victims in a woven wrap ensuring they remain alive and fresh until she sups, draining them of their sap. Liquefying bugs entangled in mesh, she flaunts a scarlet hourglass belly patch and fangs that inject poison into flesh. Males must escape sex soon as they detach, for to this femme fatale, they're a fair catch. (Terza Rima) 11-09-2020

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