For Whom the Flyswatter Sings

The Girl With The Tree Tattoo
3 min readAug 14, 2021
Photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash

“Fuck, that’s a big one!” I exclaim as a black shape whizzes past my face. I drop my half-eaten Oreo into my glass of oak milk and run out of the living room. Merlin continues playing on my abandoned laptop.

I look back for signs of the intruder. I catch movement by the side table and resume my swearing. It’s really big. I briefly worry it’s going to land in my milk and ruin my chances of finishing that Oreo.

The Girl With The Tree Tattoo

Tattooed dancer and writer creating her quiet magic in the woods. Published works available at