“Oh Jeez,” Sam cried out as he jumped back from the wall, fell against a chair, and almost lost his balance.
“What happened?” his wife, Charlotte, asked.
“Do you see the size of that spider on the wall?” Sam asked. “It’s huge! And you know I’m petrified of spiders.”
“Do you have your contacts on?”
Sam looked at his wife. “Yes, I have my contacts on.”
“Then you need to have an eye exam,” Charlotte said. “Or maybe it’s your head you need to have examined.” She walked over to her husband, grabbed his hand, and led him toward the wall. With her free hand, she reached out to touch the “spider.”
“What the hell are you doing?” Sam screamed.
“I’m going to catch your spider,” she said.
Sam stopped and looked at the wall. He slowly and cautiously moved closer. “Oh, it’s not a spider,” he said. “It’s just a shadow cast by that spur hanging on the wall.” Relieved, he sheepishly smiled and said, “That’s quite an optical illusion, isn’t it?”
Charlotte looked at her husband and, with a deadpan expression on her face, said, “More likely confusion and delusion.”
Written for this week’s Thursday Photo Prompt from Sue Vincent.