HJU contributor Melanie Eberhardt is an artist living in Atlanta who created a horse cartoon called NickerDoodles. Find her Facebook page at: Facebook.com/NickerDoodlesCartoons

A NickerDoodle haiku. I’ve been swatting at flies all summer aggrevated by their persistent buzzing, unexpected “touch downs” on my person, obnoxious strolls across my food and drink. I decided to turn my negative energy into something positive – a softer, kinder approach, being more considerate of these tiny creatures sharing my space. Then I changed my mind.