Last week, we were subjected to a plague of massive proportions! A zillion (yes, I counted them) love bugs descended on our city. It was obviously a very well-planned Arthropoda orgy. I felt sorry for the singletons but the partners seemed to be having a blast! They swarmed all over the marina, buzzing our boat, landing on the deck, and even bringing their love fest through ports, inside the boat. Mason, who doesn’t like insects, wasn’t a happy camper but the rest of us were laughing at the romantic energy buzzing all around us. The swarm lasted for about three days.
For two evenings thereafter, however, we found hundreds of dead love bugs all over the cockpit. We originally thought they died from the heat. But, after researching it, we learned the female love bugs had simply died of exhaustion. They only live two to three days after mating and laying their eggs. That was kind of sad but at least they enjoyed their last few days of life. And, we were very happy for the sweet company. 🙂
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Angela Hoy lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. She is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, and AbuzzPress, and the author of 19 books. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at GotNoTanLines.com.
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QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments
Peek over the shoulders of highly successful freelance writers to see how they earn thousands per article! The query letter is the key!
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HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY
Angela Hoy's popular online class is now available in book format!
Remember Your Past
Write It and Publish It
in as little as 12 weeks!
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- Using Angela's MEMORY TRIGGERS, recall memories that have been dormant for years
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- Also works for biographies and memoirs!
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