I was having a discussion with a student about adding realism to a story. Bugs are everywhere. She mentioned a true life story about ticks in tall grass. That reminds me of Eastern Oklahoma and ticks and chiggers in the tall grass.
A fan who had read Legend of the White Wolf visited Maine in the summers and mentioned how bad the horseflies were. It brought back memories of the ones in Florida. And mosquitoes galore. And no-see-ums.
When I was researching Scotland, and this same fan mentioned this also, midges are a real problem.
In California, we had black widow spiders. In Eastern Oklahoma, scorpions! Tarantulas! Black widow spiders! In Florida and Texas, fire ants. :)
Hmm, maybe that's why I love to write about autumn and winter and spring when it's colder and the bugs are still not out! As much.
Now Wolf Fever is about even smaller bugs! The very small kind that you can't see with the naked eye!!!
So what kind of bugs do you have in your neck of the woods???
TGIF!!! My son just called and he's passed his preflight training!!! I'm sooo proud of him!
Have a super Friday!!!
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."