Longlegs: A Short Story

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Chaos surrounded the colony. This wasn’t the first time a revolt has started in a town full of flies. Everyone remembers the genocide in 1918. Who could forget? But this time, it was different. The citizens of Flydale felt betrayed. This abuse of power had gone on for too long. Something had to be done. After the genocide, the United Insectations forced the government out, and placed in a new leader they had found from Spiderville named Longlegs. The ants of Flydale despised spiders, so this was no exception. Longlegs seemed like she would be a good fit. She was young, optimistic, and level-headed, or it seemed so, until the U.I. fled the country and left Longlegs on her own. Longlegs was tyrannical. She took over and worked the public beyond…show more content…
Flyron flew back around the corner, out of sight from the window. Peeping back around, he saw Longlegs set her mug down on her desk, and walk out of the room. Bathroom break.…show more content…
He opened the packaging slowly and laughed to himself. “This is going to be the best BUZZ day of our lives,” Flyron said to himself. He heard her thumping eight legs squabbling across the hallway floor back towards the office. Quickly, he dropped the poison in the coffee mug and flew out of the room. He kept flying until he got to the top of the building again. “Yes! Yes! BUZZ yes!” he thought to himself. “Success!” Flyron flew back down to the window, and greedily watched Longlegs sip her beverage and work on some paperwork. After a few minutes, he saw her arm get weak, and her eyes start to close. Then, Longlegs collapsed. Flyron flew back into the streets to find all hundreds of Reform NOW members standing around, ready to celebrate. They all looked at him, wide-eyed and patient. “Today,” Flyron said, “was the last Monday under Longlegs’s torturous rule. And today, starts the era.. of freedom!” Everybody cheered and chanted loudly, and sent Flyron into a crowd surf. This town had never been happier. Flydale would never be the same. “Today is a day to celebrate!” said the elder fly, Flon. “A day to celebrate…
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