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A Rare and Unusual Guest

Updated on December 2, 2012

A Special Guest In Black Tuxedo

On one hot and drowsy afternoon, I felt really sleepy, when I almost dozing off, I head someone calling at the door. I opened the door and I was really surprised that a special guest in a black tuxedo visited my home without my invitation. I was surprised with the visit of this special guest. I have never met him before and yet suddenly he appeared in front of me. My surprised was followed by a happy feeling. Why? Because he brought joy to my family.

He was wearing a black tuxedo with a fashionable yellow bow-tie on his back. It made him looked smart and handsome. The first impression that he gave me, let me think that he probably came from a royal family.

He is very special and is totally different from others. He is the most special cricket that I have ever met. Yeah! He is a cricket.

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Hello Sir, Nice to meet you! My name is Cricket.

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Aug 02, 2012 @ 01:31 pm

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      AJ 4 years ago from Australia

      I am not sure "special" is always the word I would use to describe some of our guests.

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I live to watch the chipmunks on the deck.

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      Stacy Birch 4 years ago

      Less see we've had mice, rats under the porch like New York underground sized onces, that was a long time ago. spiders, flies, nats, ants silver fish and so much more, good lens.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      @JoshK47: Thank you so much for visiting this lens and also for the blessing. Many thanks!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I'll admit - I'm a tad creeped out by bugs. Not in the kill every one that gets in my way, but I'd have certainly escorted this fella outside pretty quickly. Nice lens! :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      I don't mind "guests" as long as they eventually go back outside! :)