About ten years ago, I had a terrifying nightmare in which I was attacked by a giant mosquito that had a cat’s head. I won’t get into that now, but I may post about it sometime in the future before we move on to the next topic. Needless to say, it left me scarred.

Now, I don’t know if it was because I mentioned it while commenting on Paco’s dream the other day, or if it’s because our house seems to be full of mosquito hawks right now, but something summoned the same horror from my subconscious recently.

A couple of nights ago, I dreamed that my wife and I lived in an alternate version of the house we’re in now. There was a nice pool in the backyard, with a small cabana/storage shed type thing in the back corner of the yard.
It was a Saturday, and I was about to do some yard work when I opened the shed door to get some tools or something. After I’d stepped inside, I heard a creepy rustling sound that gradually rose in frequency to a low vibrating buzz. The hairs on my neck rose, and as I instinctively retreated from the shed I saw something rise up from the floor and slowly start flying toward me. I just about lost it when I saw that it was a huge, hairy mosquito with a wingspan of about three feet. Actually, it was probably a mosquito hawk… Maybe less threatening in one sense, but still unspeakably hideous at that size.
To my surprise and relief, the thing flew past me after hovering there for a few seconds. I remember being more grossed out than scared, because it was all hairy and nasty-looking just like those frightening bug photos taken with scanning electron microscopes.

Anyway, after it flew past me it headed for our front yard. I followed cautiously, and interestingly enough found our friend and fellow amigo Pecos standing there. We smiled and greeted each other, since it actually has been a long time since we’ve seen one another. I think at that point the giant mosquito buzzed over to us, and Pecos said something like, “oh, THERE you are. I’ve been waiting here long anough!”
Then, right before my eyes, the mosquito morphed into a woman!

I just about fainted as the giant hairy insect shapeshifted into a perfectly normal, ordinary woman – fully clothed, with purse and everything. She just stood there next to Pecos, smiling. He went on to explain that they had recently gotten engaged, which I thought was weird given the fact he is already married.

“Oh, yeah – it HAS been a long time since I last saw you, hasn’t it?” he said. He continued explaining how it all came together, but I still didn’t understand what was going on. I was still a little troubled over the fact that the lady standing in front of me was actually a giant insect that lived in our shed.

For some reason I decided to take a picture of them, so I pulled out my phone. Pecos started making fun of me for having an iPhone, and I think I woke up after that.