Giant Talking Fly

amazing giant New Mexican horse fly

New Mexico wonder insect in the sagebrush

Out on the mesa after a rain, there was more than one of these. Sometimes they make modulated buzzing sounds that come across as human speech just out of comprehension range. Either that, or I have mis-identified the source, there really is a voice I’m hearing, or I’m cracking up the way my mother did. But let’s not go there.

This evil sucker never bothered me. Reconnoitered a few times but knew I wasn’t worth it. Far too little blood! He’s after hippos in the Rio Grande. (The thing is huge, about two inches.) Or maybe it’s a drone from Venus looking for a cow. If so, it needs its sensors cleaned and no wonder you hear tales now of mutilated cats. Hell, the last time I sat on a cow, I was three years old.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

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