It must be hard to be a bug. People wanting to step on you, no one finding you cute, and all that. I mean, kittens and puppies get all the human-love. Bugs don’t really get any, actually. Maybe fish, at little bit, but bugs never, pretty much. Bugs just tend to get squished or otherwise ignored.

What if you were a bug? What would that be like? How would it feel?

It should be noted that a “bug-out bag” has nothing to do with bugs. Similarly, having “bug-eyes” is just a reference to the way some eyes of bugs look when applied to human features. Having “bug-eyes” does not mean that you see in the same way that bugs see things. “Bugging” people just means you are annoying someone and does not mean that you are becoming a bug in their presence. Also, placing a “bug” somewhere, like clandestine operatives do, does not mean you are taking a type of animal-bug and placing it somewhere. It typically means you are secretly placing some kind of electronic listening device somewhere, usually for clandestine, spy-y purposes. This is all said for the sake of clarity.

Here is the most famous story about turning into a bug, told in 3 audiobook parts, narrated by me:


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Posted by Frank Marcopolos

Frank Marcopolos lives in Austin, Texas. Hiding from the ever-present Texas sun because of a well-founded fear of skin cancer, he writes short stories and novels that have been praised by some readers, while others have been, like, "Meh." He also produces free audiobooks of public domain works on his YouTube channel. You can subscribe to that here: