(They may lay dormant, sometimes for years. Then BOOM!)
Three gazillion times upon a time…..
(Asteroids getting their rocks off…)
Ten billion years ago two asteroids from opposite ends of the newly expanded universe crashed head-on into each other. (Okay, you want an explanation? Zeus and Leto, husband and wife, throwing shit at each other during dinner. “You want another meat ball, asshole? Here’s your goddamned meat ball?”) There was a great explosion and together the pieces, caught in a gravitational pull, ended up plunging into the near-boiling oceans of an emerging planet, Earth.
Both asteroids carried the basic building blocks of life.
The future lovers, Chloe and Brady simmered slowly together until they mixed with other ingredients producing their first billion one-celled offspring (eukaryotes), all named either Cassie or Cassius — depending on their random choice of eukaryote underwear — who, bored sh*tless, after another two billion years — discovered hot sex.
Before becoming human, the eternal lovers, Chloe and Brady had also ‘experimented’ as insects.)
Insect sex rarely worked out well for Chloe, who was often assaulted by swarms of horny males on mating day, or for Brady, who often ended up headless or cannibalized.
But…at least to Brady (I cannot speak for his ‘hottie.’) …. well, Brady was ecstatic that he got laid, while his surviving mate, Chloe, usually got stuck taking care of hundreds of thousands screaming, pooping larva.
Eat me, Baby! — The Cannibalistic Lives of Black Widows — by I.M. Glootenfree
Mr. Praying Mantis — Losing his Head (and not giving it a second thought!) by I. Gumby
Mayflies: Stupid, Smiling Males Going Down in Flames by Ari Havinfunyet
The Mile High Club of Honey Bees by Stamen and Pistil