This is the perfect time of year to catch fireflies. Glowworms, lantern flies, fire beetles, candle flies, fireworms, or I've even heard them called lampyrids. They’re all the same, depending on your geographic area. Those out and about during mid-summer evenings glow the brightest, the ones most likely to be chosen by potential mates. I’ve almost replenished my stock. This has been quite a harvest, and I may even be able to help out a few friends who live in remote areas that are too hot, cold, elevated, windy, or whatever might hinder them. Even if you’re just too busy to get out and enjoy the sweet summer evenings.
If you’re intending to catch your own, get out there soon. If you’re a novice, you need to know that end-of-season fireworms don’t make for good spells, not even decent potions. With the quality of these fireflies, there’s no telling what wondrous spells you can cast throughout the rest of this year.
Tea Leaf Tales is a series of original ten-sentence short stories by Marsha A. Moore, relating to photos/scenes that resonate with her.