“It was huge!” I said to Eric. “It was on my pepper plant. The one I grew from seed.”

“Was it really that big?” he said skeptically.

I showed him my finger (no, not that one). “It was this thick, and longer than that. I squashed it.”

“You killed it?”

“It was eating my pepper plant.”

“It would have turned into a beautiful butterfly.”

“It was eating my pepper plant.”

“Beautiful butterfly!”


Big, huge, gigantic, elephantine, humongous caterpillar