Throwback Thursday Story: Porn Spiders

Story that I wrote back in 2015 that I updated at the beginning of the year before I submitted it to some magazine or site that probably rejected it, I don’t know I don’t check my e-mail. Who the fuck does? It’s not 1998 anymore.

One of my favorite writers, Bentley Little writes a lot of weird and disturbing horror and this story is very much in the style of his work. I’ve always heard about the creepy spiders Australia has and around the same time I found out about this porn site, Girls Out West where a lot of the models have hairy armpits and bushes, aren’t exactly the trim tanned blondes that are manufactured at porn studios on California. Took these two things and combined them for a trippy horror story.

Enjoy!

 

Jake was the kind of guy who was obsessed with the gym.

Jake was the kind of guy one knew where everything he posted on social media was either him bragging about his new personal records or gym related memes. Everything swirling about in his mind seemed to be about dumbbells and 45 pound plates.

He was your typical All-American, steroid injecting, somewhat douchy bro.

Because of all the testosterone pumping through his system, Jake was watching a lot of porn in order to drain it out of his system. He had one night stands that would sometimes drain him, but they didn’t always get the job done. Jake also wasn’t one to even consider commitment since relationships usually meant far less time in the gym, and Jake had his priorities.

Jake didn’t really had ill feelings towards love and relationships, he just never felt it was something he craved at this point in his life.

Out of all the porn sites that he visited, Jake’s current favorite was one that went somewhat unnoticed called Land Down Under. The website mainly consisted of women from Australia who were curvy and didn’t believe in shaving between their thighs.

Jake was naturally attracted to this website because it consisted of girls who were the complete opposite of those who shared the gym with. Masturbation was always more fun for Jake when it involved girls he never slept with before, or perhaps found him to be too much of a jock to sleep with.

There were only so many times he could look at the nude body of a thin blonde with tanned flesh underneath him.

Currently on Girls Down Under, Jake was watching a girl with green dyed hair seducing a girl who looked like the type of shy geek you’d see in the back of a library.

In just under a few minutes, Jake found himself boiling over, unable to contain it any longer.

Jake laughed to himself as he wiped himself down with tissues thinking about what people would think if they were to see him in real life with the types of girls he masturbated to. Sure times had become more accepting and open minded, but on the inside people were still cut throat especially behind closed doors. No matter how progressive things got, there was always a place for gossip and talking shit about the happiness of others.

After cleaning up, Jake studied his naked body in the mirror as he flexed. Part of him imagined seeing pudges of fat on the chiseled frame from eating a couple slices of pizza the other night, by Jake knew it was just his imagination and insecurity getting the best of him.

“I’m a star, a big bright shining star.” Jake whispered to his reflection, referencing one of his favorite films Boogie Nights.

Once he was dressed again, Jake made his way to the gym to work on his legs. A lot of the guys he knew didn’t care about their legs as long as they had an eye catching chest and pair of biceps, but Jake knew they were the most essential part of the body. Putting time and effort into his legs was a very easy way to stand out among the rest.

After arriving at the gym and getting warmed up, Jake put two forty five plates on each side of the bar and began squatting two hundred and twenty five pounds for multiple reps, getting as low to the ground as his body let him.

Jake placed the bar back on the rack and took out his earphones. Once he did, he noticed multiple people glancing right at him or looking at one of the mirrors in his direction, trying their best to not be obvious about it. A couple of the most attractive girls in the gym came up to him, all wide eyed and smiling wider than they perhaps thought pretending they were just coming over for small talk. Jake smirked not only because of the bare attire the girls wore in the gym, but mostly at the jealous glares he got from all of the guys in the gym, mostly from pudgy dads who were attempting to swing around the weight they could easily push in high school.

Jake shook his head at how whenever older men came into the gym it was like The Big Chill if they gathered to reflect on their high school football accomplishments.

“Amazing job and form as always Jake.” Janis said, a girl who one could tell was part of the emo/scene craze back in hell school and went to Hot Topic every Friday for a brand new wardrobe. Now for the most part she was cleansed from that time, but still wore heavy eyeliner and felt nostalgia for bands like A Day To Remember.

“Thanks babe.” Jake said with a smirk and a wink. Janis responded by looking down at the ground and blushing.

Janis surely would have been what Jake considered a great lay, but it was also likely she would get overly emotional about it and become too attached for Jake’s liking.

Katie, one of the gym’s most noticeable blondes with an eye catching ass walked up to Jake and hugged him tightly, grabbing as much of his muscular frame as she could. As he hugged her, Jake inhaled her scent and recognized it as some seduction spray Victoria’s Secret sold. Jake always enjoyed the way it smelled, mixing with her sweat from their bedroom cardio workouts.

“My boyfriend is working a double shift today,” Katie whispered in Jake’s ear. “How about I suck your fat juicy cock in the parking lot after you’re done?”

Jake could feel himself practically melting from her intense seduction. The swelling between his legs made concentrating on his workout near impossible.

“Now why do you even have to ask? You know I always prefer my cock in your throat as you drool all over me.”

Jake followed this up by giving her ass a playful squeeze. Katie began to look around in embarrassment to see if anybody who knew her boyfriend noticed, eager to rat her out. She playfully slapped Jake’s shoulder and attempted to look angry, but was smiling and on the verge of laughter.

“You fucking asshole!”

“O you like it.” Jake said with a grin and a wink.

Jake returned his focus back towards the squat rack, somehow able to get his mind away from what his flesh craved most.

After he had given all he could, Jake made his way over to a refrigerator near the entrance of the gym. He grabbed a bottle of vitamin water he had put in there earlier and downed it, feeling completely dry from squats. As he drank the vitamin water, Jake was hoping he hadn’t ripped his boxer briefs from the pump he had gotten like he did last week.

As he placed his vitamin water back in the refrigerator, Jake looked towards the entrance and saw a man standing in the doorway looking at him.

The man’s attire made him look as if he were going to a convention cosplaying as Crocodile Dundee. He wore a vest that appeared to be made of snakeskin or some other reptilian creature. He also wore that goofy hat that Crocodile wore with teeth around the base of the hat. When Jake looked closer, it almost looked as if the teeth in the hat were human teeth glued together to resemble the tooth of a crocodile.

“Hey man.” Jake said, uncomfortably nodding towards the man still staring at him.

“Hello.” he replied, refusing to break eye contact or even blinking.

The man seemed to be attempting an American accent. For the most part, he had it down but if you were listening closely you could hear the tone of what was known as the type of Australian accent one might hear in an Outback or Foster’s Beer commercial.

The mysterious man slowly made his way over towards Jake. With how calm and calculated his movements were, Jake wouldn’t be surprised if he pulled a large knife out and was intent on slitting his throat open.

“I work for the site Land Down Under and it has come to our attention that you use our site frequently.”

Jake nearly choked on his own spit as his face flushed over with embarrassment. For a moment, he was even doubting if this was real life or some bizarre wet dream.

“Ha! Well I don’t know about frequently…..maybe on occasion…”

The man held up his hand with a look of indifference on his face, he looked as if he had heard this countless times before.

“Anyways, we were wondering if you could promote us on social media. Let your friends know how great we are at helping you relieve tension in order to increase the views on our videos and channel.”

Jake’s jaw slowly dropped and his eyes grew a little wider.

“Are you out of your fucking mind? I couldn’t do that!”

Jake felt an urge to grab this guy and snap his body in two for asking such an outrageous question. If he were to retell this story to friends, he might say that he threatened to beat this guy’s ass and the coward ran off. But in reality, he was intimidated by the guy. It was unsettling how this man could have even found him, and Jake suspected that he wouldn’t like the answer given to him.

“It would be very wise for you to do so Jake, trust me.”

The gym wasn’t air conditioned and it was a very hot summer day. It must’ve been close to eighty degrees. Even with the high temperature, Jake felt a chill rush through his body and shook from the feeling.

The mysterious man flashed a wide sinister grin, revealing his teeth for the very first time. They were large and pointy, exactly like those of a crocodile.

Jake began to slowly back away for a few moments before he turned back towards the gym equipment.

“Who the hell is that?” asked a girl.

Jake nervously swallowed a bit of saliva as he shook his head.

“I have no fucking idea.”

Jake took a few steps towards the leg press before he looked at the mirror in front of him. He looked at the front door and saw that the mysterious man was no longer there. Jake was able to concentrate once more on his workout, but there was an eerie and slimy feeling working its way through his mind and body that he was never able to shake off.

Ten minutes after returning to his workout, Jake felt his pre-workout and the meal he had eaten earlier boiling over inside of his stomach. It was so bad that he was about to use the public bathroom, something he always hated to do.

After wiping down the toilet with disinfectant and sitting down on it, Jake relaxed as he felt himself losing a few pounds.

Just as Jake was beginning to feel a sense of relief, he was then paralyzed in horror as he watched a large tarantula slowly crawling out from the toilet. The tarantula was so large and so close to him that the back of the spider brushed against his testicles and the tip of his penis as it climbed out.

As the tarantula jumped from the toilet bowl, Jake jumped up and pressed himself against the back of the bathroom stall attempting to put as much space between him and the tarantula as he could. He watched as the tarantula slowly made its way out of the bathroom stall.

Overwhelmed with fear, Jake opened the door of the bathroom stall with his shorts and boxer briefs around his ankles desperate to see where the tarantula went and kill the threat. He looked over every inch of the small locker room and didn’t see where it went.

Luckily, he got through his search without anybody seeing the large muscular man completely horrified looking over the locker room with his shorts and underwear at his ankles.

As Jake made his way back towards the stall, his eyes still darting over every inch of the locker room in the hopes of spotting the spider, his mind recalled seeing videos on Facebook from people in Australia going to their cars and seeing a large spider with six inch legs crawling from behind the handle of the driver’s door.

Could the mysterious man he encountered earlier have been behind this? It seemed impossible that he could pinpoint exactly when Jake would enter the bathroom alone but Jake got the feeling as if the man was capable of more than the average person.

After entering the bathroom stall, Jake quickly reached for the toilet paper in order to hurry up and wipe his ass to escape from the bathroom which now felt like a sealed coffin.

Once his fingertips touched the toilet paper, Jake felt a stinging sensation on his hand and looked to see a smaller spider crawling from inside the roll of toilet paper. Jake quickly reacted and slapped the spider against his hand. Upon squashing the spider, brownish goo shot from the spider’s corpse against the bathroom wall.

The spider’s blood smelled like rain water and mud.

Jake gave himself a few quick wipes and pulled up his shorts, eager to throw open the bathroom door and make his way out of the gym. Once his shorts were up, Jake felt something covered in hair crawling on the inside of his boxers. Jake did the only thing he could think of doing and rushed to the bathroom mirror, pulling down his shorts.

On his left ass cheek was the tarantula from earlier.

Jake dropped to the ground and squashed the tarantula between his bare ass and the tile floor. As he watched reddish brown goo slowly leaking from underneath him, he felt a sense of relief and a horrifying feeling of disgust at the same time. He quickly got to his feet and used paper towels, quickly wiping the tarantula’s corpse off his ass.

Once he was finished, Jake quickly made his way out of the gym and towards the parking lot, not even taking a moment to explain to Katie why he was rushing out so quickly.

After Jake made his way into the parking lot, he rushed to the driver’s door of his car and his hand was only inches from the door handle when just like in those Facebook videos, a spider with the longest legs on a bug he had ever seen emerged from behind the door handle and dropped to the ground.

Because of the creature’s long legs, it almost reached to Jake’s knees. Jake let out a quick horrified scream as he brought his foot down upon the body of the spider, as the spider slowly convulsed as it dead, Jake wiped his blood drenched shoe against the parking lot moaning and groaning like a horrified child.

“So how about that tweet or simple Facebook post?”

Jake turned around to see the man from earlier. As soon as Jake turned around and processed who he was seen, the man began to laugh as a tarantula crawled out of his mouth and crawled around his face.

“Fuck you man!” Jake cried out, perhaps a little more high pitched than he planned on shouting it.

As Jake got into his car and began to drive away, he looking into his rearview mirror and watched the man waving at him, a somewhat sinister grin upon his face.

The man in an instant disintegrated into hundreds of tiny spiders. Jake sped off, unable to take his eyes off the rearview mirror as he watched the spiders crawling in the parking lot towards his car.

Once Jake reached a high level of speed and the spiders soon turned into tiny unrecognizable black dots in his rearview mirror, Jake felt a tiny sense of relief.

After Jake walked into his house, he checked every square inch for spiders. Even though he found nothing, he covered the house in bug spray he had underneath the sink. It helped unease some of the tension in Jake, but he was never able to feel completely comfortable.

He could never forget hearing on a television show as a child that there is always a spider several inches away from you.

As the day went by, Jake began telling himself that what happened in the gym was just an elaborate prank put on by some psychotic madman. The more he repeated this, the more he began to believe it.

The rest of the day was uneventful for Jake. So much that when nightfall finally came, he was able to shut off his lights and crawl into bed without any fear crawling in his mind.

Only a few minutes after shutting his lights off and closing his eyes, Jake heard the slight creaking of what sounded like someone walking across the floor.

For a minute, Jake laid in bed wondering if he should get up and investigate his home. He smirked and shook his head, not allowing the sound of his home settling to disturb him.

This comfort only lasted for a brief moment before his front door slowly began to open.

By now, Jake’s eyes had slightly adjusted to the darkness. Once his door was opened all the way, Jake could see the shadow of a man.

Or at least, what could have been a man or once was a human being.

The thing’s torso looked like that of a human male, but there were what looked like eight legs attached to the thing.

Jake fumbled for his cell phone for the flashlight app, but his hands were far too shaky and panicky to accomplish the simple task.

As he helplessly laid in his bed only able to moan like a helpless child, the thing made its way over to Jake, finally hovering over him.

At a speed that Jake’s mind was barely able to process, the thing leaned over, unhinged its jaw and wrapped its mouth around his head.

Jake listened to his screams echoing down the thing’s throat until two sharp fangs pierced his throat.

 

 

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