I Miss the Fireflies

Personal memory by Suszanne Briseno

1980 CETexas, USA

As a kid growing up in Texas and Louisiana, we used to love seeing fireflies, or lightning bugs, as we sometimes called them, at night. Years later, I remember camping in Kentucky and seeing the glowing larvae of fireflies buried just beneath the soil line. It's been 25 years, and I have not seen one since. I miss them.

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Image: Mike Lewinski from Tres Piedras, NM, United States, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons