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December 14th, 2011
by Hollis Bridgeman Law

4 Responses to “Crik”

  1. 1 Jo Law
    December 14th, 2011 at 19:57

    Hollis first encountered the cricket by its sound. Curious to meet this creature he spent a good half-an-hour in search of the chirping insect in the garden.

    This ‘crik’ was thinking of setting up home behind a wall light in Hollis’s room, but had second thought when the light was turned on. It was relocated to the garage below in this decor lunchbox transportation module.

  2. 2 Mike
    December 15th, 2011 at 20:42

    Crickey – looks like a scene from Aliens……

  3. 3 Mike
    December 16th, 2011 at 16:12

    ……. and did it make a sound like that of leather on willow?

  4. 4 Jo Law
    December 16th, 2011 at 20:55

    I first encounted the creature when it handed on my head. We gave each other a bit of a fright after which it promptly disappeared behind a set of drawers. That night at dinner we heard an a short spurt of soulfoul chirps emanating from the room. I don’t know how you would describe the sound but it didn’t sound like the normal constant stream of virbrating noise you would associate with crickets. In the morning, I turned on the light, it came out behind the shade, rather shocked, looking like someone who might have spent the night away from home and not quite remembering how he got there.