Ambitious spider seeks revenge on fastidious homeowner.
Itsy Bitsy Fritsy by Scott Carpenter is a bit of an odd animal really. The above sentence is all the blurb there is suffice to say it’s a blogfic in the truest sense of the word. It’s not just fiction on a blog but a blog by a fictional character. In this case the fictional character is a spider, who’s had enough of seeing her friends squished by the homeowner or eaten by his cat and resolves to kill him even though she’s just a little house spider and certainly not venemous enough to take him down. So it’s a David and Goliath setup with an arachnid in the David role.
There’s only nine parts posted so far and I found it a fast and very fun read. Fritsy is an engaging character with a distinctive voice. Once I suspended my disbelief about a spider writing a blog I found myself rooting for Fritsy. Yes, even though she’s a spider trying to kill a human I found myself rooting for her. Her antics have me laughing out loud.
There are precious few visual cues or descriptions in the story, which some people may have an issue with. It actually doesn’t bother me, but it’s something to be aware of. I’d say the lack is justifiable in this story anyway. Spiders don’t have good eyesight, so visual description would be out of place.
The website design is clean and readable without a cobweb in sight. Though the author’s habit of linking unusual words to explanatory pages is a touch distracting at times.
All in all I’m finding Itsy Bitsy Fritsy to be a very enjoyable read in the evenings. Definately worth a look if you want something silly and light.