Boris the Spider…………..
I was on the train this steamy hot morning heading into the city. My train ride is only a few minutes but it felt like forever. Everyone suddenly moved in slow motion as they fought through the thick, heavy, grubby air of the over capacity commuter train.
The moment I stepped inside the carriage my clothes sunk onto my body like a magnet and clung uncomfortably to every crease and curve of my skin. I felt a bead of sweat trickle down the centre of my back. It gave me goosebumps.
I had to focus very hard on not breaking out into a full blown sweat aswell as blocking out the fat businessman pressing against me and leering down my top. The train was too crowded to pull a book from my bag. I had no other option but to grab my Iphone and browse rubbish in misery like everyone else.
All of a sudden my hot sweaty skin became cold and clammy. The hairs rose on my arms and fear wrapped its icy cold, bony fingers around my heart.
A little exaggerated? To you maybe but for me, a complete arachnaphobic, that one sentence cut through everything and a surge of panic and disgust rose from my stomach.
One short sentence which captured someone completely. If only for a moment.
What’s the one sentence, headline or paragraph which has stopped you this week?