Photo Challenges

30 Days of Photos IV: Never

“I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross-out. I’m not proud. ” – Stephen King


Well, I wasn’t aiming for terror or to go for the gross out, but this turned out pretty disgusting anyhow. Today’s prompt for Day 19 of MikeWJ and Ziva‘s 30 day photography challenge is Never, which is the opposite of Always i.e., yesterday’s prompt. For that prompt, I went with the cute photo of the neighborhood cat. Today’s photo isn’t cute, unless you think dead things are cute.

Late one night, I noticed a large dragonfly clinging to the wall of my house.  I expected it to fly away as the wind bustled its wings but it remained motionless and was still there when I checked on it the next morning.  It stayed like that for three days and by that point I was starting to suspect that it would never fly again.  It was probably dead the whole time, just fixed to the wall with its insect death grip.  The next time I looked, it had detached from the wall and was now laying on its back looking like the losing side of a WWII dogfight.

dead dragonfly never

Head on over to Ziva‘s, link up, and see how everyone else interpreted today’s theme.

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