The Mantis and The Muse - Science Fiction Fantasy
Yes, it’s true, female praying mantids do cannibalize their sex partners and Ralph certainly did not want to be eaten. After all, his friend Roger’s younger sister beheaded his brother-in-law before they even consummated their brief marriage. Ralph had heard his fair share of sexual suicide jokes from his friends at school and work. Down at the boisterous corner bar, his buddies continued to taunt him, shouting, “There’s a thirty percent chance she’ll eat you alive Ralph,” and they all yelled, “Don’t do it!” in unison - as he exited each Friday and Saturday night. “That’s silly, she’s not even a mantis!” yelled Ralph.
The Mantis and The Muse, by Matthew J. Goss, Jr.