Amanda Hopper Writes

A writer's tale of living and working in the country.

Small Thinks: The Inchworm

While standing on top of an eight-foot ladder that was precariously perched in the bed of a truck, something interesting caught my eye. A little distraction from God, I like to think, from the pain shooting through my arm.
Oh- did I forget to mention I was holding one end of a 2 x 8 x 16 foot board up there?
Anyway, as I tried to ignore the pain- on the ladder- on top of the truck, a small little inchworm came into my line of sight as he booked it up the ten foot creosote poll in front of me. I watched him racing toward the top and the strangest thing occurred to me-  inchworms make an Omega symbol when they move.
That’s really all I have. I just thought it was interesting and seriously doubted anyone else would ever find themselves in that position having only inchworms to keep them entertained so I thought I would share.
You’re welcome 🙂


  1. Angie Kincaid

    April 3, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Amanda, I just found your Blog and this is great. It's cracking me up! You are so talented with words and give great detail about "living in the country"! I can't wait to move out there and be your neighbor. I'm looking forward to being a part of the fun!

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