Overcoming Bloglessness

Musca Domestica


Daily Prompt If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose?
via Fly on the Wall.



What good would it be to be a wee fly with a wee fly brain and no opposing thumb? Your words would be gibberish to my fly ears. My compound eyes would only see your shape and whether or not you’re coming after me.    All I’d care about is food and reproduction.

With only a few weeks to live, I’d be thinking about mating within 36 hours of leaving my pupa. I’d only have to do it once; I can save some sperm for later. Then I’d have eggs to lay.

When not procreating I’d be busy sniffing out food with my super olfactory antennae, tasting with my taste bud feet; walking on stuff to check for flavor. I’d only consume liquids, tiny bits of pollen or micro-organisms that I can suck up with my toothless vacuum mouth. When food is solid but too yummy to pass up, I’d render it suckable by barfing out enzyme juice to liquefy it.

These things are mandatory for flies and flies are short on time. Musca domestica gives not a flying fig about witnessing human conundrums and accomplishments. They’re too busy minding their own beeswax.


Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

8 thoughts on “Musca Domestica

  1. I liked the angle you took on this prompt. Oh the allure of being a fly on the wall to hear & see everything but only as a fly with human senses. Being a fly on the wall with fly senses and limitations isn’t so appealing. P.S. Love your gorgeous photos!

  2. Pretty much my take, too. 🙂

  3. Very Kaffaesque! i liked it a lot. I once wrote a short paragrah about a flower thrilling to the touch of little bee feet walking on it. Your fly and my flower could have quite a tine together!

  4. Ah, Susan….so literal!!!

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