Sting Point: An interview with an anonymous mosquito

by T Newfields

This interview was conducted in a filthy street in Taipei on Oct. 3, 1999. The mosquito being interviewed, a 3 mm creature, preferred to remain anonymous.

Q:  How many people have you sucked?

A:  I never count.

Q:  What do you like most about sucking?

A:  It's a sort of intimacy, I suppose.

Q:  Don't you worry about disease?

A:  Not really. Insect life is short.

Q:  So tell me a bit about your background.

A:  I grew up in an industrial sewer and wriggled around for a while,
     then popped out of the water in August. And hey, here I am!

Q:  When did you get your wings?

A:  I'm no angel. When I left the water, they just appeared.

Q:  What's your goal in life?

A:  Survival. Sometimes I feel like I'm just part of a giant food chain
     and don't really matter. However, life has its moments of satisfaction: 
     I have slurped some very rich blood.
Q:  How do you handle humans?

A:  Simple. Keep away during the day, then attack at night.
     Darkness is my ally.

Q:  Do you feel optimistic about the future?

A:  Yes and no. Life is dark and savage, but insects stay on top. Why?
     Ironically, because we're at the bottom.  It's an interesting paradox. 

Q:  Any final message?

A:  Even though life sucks, don't worry. Stick to your point.
     And don't get trapped in any webs.  Finally, watch out for bird-brains -
     they're always swooping down and trying to scoop up more than 
     they can handle.

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