Instinct took over. The building-sized insect gave chase after the woman who ran by the St. Paul’s School Lindsay Center for Mathematics and Science. The woman looked briefly over her shoulder as she crossed the campus road but did not seem to see the enormous bug. The insect noticed that the woman was not panicked or even picking up her pace. Could she be running toward something rather than fleeing? She was, after all, smiling calmly and carrying a pair of forceps.
“Wait,” panted the insect, “Where are we going?”
The woman paused as if she did not realize that a giant insect had been in hot pursuit and slowed to a companionable walk alongside the bug. “Why, to Bug Night, of course,” said the woman, “I assumed you were headed there as well.”
“Why am I always the last to know?” moaned the insect, “Are we late?”
“No, not at all,” said the woman, “The door clicks open at 6:15 PM and there is candy.”
We’ll see you at St. Paul’s School on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.