"I slapped my itching arm and found it coming away with blood, wishing the spider would just get to work already. Lyle had begun to list off duties for tomorrow, but my imagination wandered. I wondered if the spider would eat all of the bugs whole, or if she would cocoon them, sucking out their liquified innards."
A solitary woman in her middle age has a mosquito problem. When she lets a spider take care of the problem, she gets more than she bargains for.
As of July 01st, 2018, Mustard Frames has been published by Down in the Dirt Magazine. The story can be read, in it's entirety at the link below, under Gabriella M. Shlyakh: