Once I Found a Scorpion in my Underpants

I’ve had a pretty serious fear of bugs since I was a kid. It started when I was 7, on the day I found a tick in my best friend’s ear. Sure, I was congratulated by the school nurse for “saving her life,” but honor doesn’t go all that far for a 7-year-old. Fear does. Five years later, my 6th grade science teacher told us about a friend who died because a tapeworm ate her entire insides. I […]

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