Do you remember the Langoliers? It is a Steven King short story which was turned into a much-hyped TV mini-series. I remember watching the show, seeing the effects of the scary Langoliers, but never actually seeing the creatures.
There is a scene where a grown man grabs a little boy and screams at him, "THEY. WILL EAT YOU. ALIVE!"
I think of that wonderful show when I hear the cicadas in the woods. Their noise is so loud, so disconcerting. With the trees so close to our house, it is sometimes like having an inner-ear problem. I can hear them even while driving the lawnmower.
I am coping as well as I can. I play the music a little louder. And I eat chocolate.
It is time for them to go home.
While I was out taking a picture of cicadas I came across this chain and pulley hanging on a tree limb.
Who put it there? And why? And why leave it there? Maybe Steven King can work it into his next alien story about cicadas...