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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Frank Marcopolos founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." It has been said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." His long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, his unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there.