Friday Fictioneers ~~ August 2, 2013

Can you believe it?? I am actually doing a Friday Fictioneers on Wednesday! I just had to. I know I usually do a Wednesday Comics of Sam and Me, but my comic was a bust this week. So there I was irritated and angry at myself when I saw the Wednesday picture for FF’s.

Whoa! I thought. Now that’s one to give me nightmares! That’s one big humongousΒ bee! Then I looked around for Rod Sterling. You know Rod, the guy from Twilight Zone. The original Twilight Zone. Didn’t see him of course but that bee is right up his alley!

I mean take a look at that sucker!

Copyright - Jennifer Pendergast
Copyright – Jennifer Pendergast

 

Even though that bee is huge, you know what I really want to see? The flower it lands on! Now that would be awesome! Ha-ha! Ok, enough of that foolishness, on to business.

This issue of FF’s is hosted once again by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Want to read more stories based on the same picture? Click on Rochelle’s name and then scroll down to the blue critter and click on it. That will take you to the land of writers. Or come join us! We’d be happy as honey for you to join.

My story for the picture is next. Hope you enjoy! Please leave comments as I enjoy hearing from you all!

 

Genre/Futuristic truth? (99 words)

When Joel spotted the giant honey bee he quickly hid behind a scraggly dead tree.

The scientific community had heard that there were giant bees in the country, mutants of a long-lost species.

The pesticides/ fungicidesΒ had killed off most of the bee’s in the world years ago. People died along with plants and trees. The world almost came to an end.

Then the rumors. now proof.

Joel quietly left, his three legs making little noise in the grass. He couldn’t wait to get back to his computer to share the pictures and news of hope in what was left of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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42 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers ~~ August 2, 2013

  1. Oh no! We don’t want to go there…but unfortunately we’re on that road already. I hope we can apply the brakes and turn around in time. Always an optimist, but funny enough I wrote a poem a little bit along these lines for tomorrow…

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  2. What a lovely story! I particularly liked the bit about Joel’s three legs. Somehow, it kind of gives me hope for mankind and for the future. Like, maybe we can manage to survive everything — no matter what. And then, just wait for the bees to return. (I’m not sure if this even makes sense, though. I’m having a hard time putting my thoughts into words here. LOL)

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    1. JackieP

      Oh oh, I follow you through all this. Even with 3 legs there is always hope. Might have to adapt but we humans are nothing if not adaptable. thanks for reading πŸ˜‰

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  4. Dear Jackie

    Frightening when you think about it how close to reality this could be. As for the three legs…I find myself imagining how one walks with them. Good one!

    Submitted for your approval,
    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. JackieP

      I don’t know why I added the three legs, it just came to me. But I liked it because not only bees will be affected if this does happen. It truly is frightening. Thank you Rochelle.

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