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13 November 2010 @ 06:04 pm
Writer's Block: BFFs  
If you were in solitary confinement for the rest of your life, and you discovered a cockroach in your room, would you kill it or make it your friend?

That's a tough choice.
It would probably depend at what point I discovered the bug.

If I had been in solitary for a relatively short time - say, a week? - I'd kill it, hands down.  Bugs. Eeew.  Cockroaches. Double eeew.  I'd smash my shoe on that sucker until it was a puddle of green goo in the middle of the floor.

But if I'd been in solitary for a couple of years, and I was desperate and lonely and probably more than a little cabin crazy, I'd keep it as a pet and probably name it Larry.  (Larry seems appropriate for a cockroach, don't you think?)  I'd tell Larry all about the novel I was writing (because what else would I do if incarcerated?) and he could tell me about his adventures on the floor.

It'd be grand.
 
 
 
jeanniejeannietran on November 16th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
This person must have seen the same Law & Order episode I just did. Anyway, you can't step on roaches because it could be a pregnant female and you now have the eggs all over you shoe and you will be spreading them around your cell. Unless you want more friends.
Suzik00kaburra on November 16th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Well, squashing hundreds of roach babies would give me a way to amuse myself in solitary.