Once again I have been bitten by the 100 word flash fiction bug and Rochelle’s picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers entry on August 3rd. It gets a little bit easier each time I try! Thanks, Rochelle!
A special “Thank you” to Jennifer Pendergast for the use of her photograph!
Copyright – Jennifer Pendergast
The bees, having become tired of the chemical assault that was destroying their colonies, began in secret to produce a Super Queen.
As you are aware, work on the Eximius Reginam (ER-1) prototype has been a success. The ER-1 has been found impervious to any chemical assault known to man. Working in secret she has produced an army of warrior class bees capable of being sprayed and still functioning. The warriors are trained eaters of the agricultural machinery that have been poisoning earth and killing our working class bees worldwide…
The bees are finding it hard to sleep tonight.
*Excerpted from an Apis Memo dated 7/31/2013
NOTE: As a child I was an avid fan of the 1950s genre known as:
44 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: for immediate release”
I LOVE this!! What an imagination!
Thank you, Lori!
I’m trying to wake *it up! This little weekly exercise seems to be helping, or at the very least it seems to be getting easier to perform in only 100 words.
If only your lovely imaginations could be real and only eat polluting farm machinery!
Annie, Can you imagine the look on the corporate farmers faces when these girls came out of the sky? 😉
Let’s bring back the time when you got two pictures when you went to the movies.
Hear-hear! I agree, Tom!
The bees fight back!!
I can see this as a B movie 😉
Thanks for seeing that connection, Dawn! 😉
Have no fear! They will only be attacking the evil, poison delivering machinery and not little squirrels! 😉
That’s a unique solution; the animals shall rise up and eat our machines!
Yeah, they tried engineering the Killer-Bees, but it was giving all bee forms a bad name, so they decided attacking the machinery was a better, earth-kind solution. 😉
And maybe sting the corporate farmers in the process? This was a gem! Enjoyed! 😀
Yes! Sting them in their corporate pocketbooks! If little tractors cost as much as a new car, then imagine the cost of the behemoths they’re driving! 😉
I can’t wait for the “Return of the Killer WASPS”
Great tale. Hollywood is calling you. Randy
HA! I think I need to keep polishing my skills for that to happen, but thank you, Randy!
Love your new class of super bee heroes.
Thanks! There certainly were a lot of similar takes on this prompt, weren’t there, Rochelle? 😉
And then the farmers would be back behind their plows–that’d teach ’em to spray those lethal pesticides.
I like the way you think, VB Holmes! 😉
A perfect ode to that long-gone genre! Nicely done, Lynda
Thank you, Troy. As always, Rochelle delights in making us play with words and ideas, and it is so much fun!
This pic has definitely spawned a lot of b-movie ideas. Nice one!
Rochelle said she thought that there would be a lot of entries that followed this line. I guess she was right, Jen! 😉
Glad to know I wasn’t the only one who saw a giant bee and went to the old monster movies.
Yes, apparently there were a lot of us, Helena. You know the old saw, “Great minds think alike.” 😉
Could easily be the basis of a script. Perhaps you could do this for You-Tube or Hulu.
Thank you for your vote of confidence in my abilities, Joe!
I really liked Ann’s cautionary take on the prompt. Well done, Ann!
Thank you for the link back too!
If only …
You know, I’d forgotten “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”! (Have you see it? Hilarious. I was still in junior high, I think, and that was about the level of horror I could cope with.)
Love your story – but on a serious note, did you hear the news about the bee attacks in Texas? They’ve been pretty serious – two horses and a dog have been killed and some people badly bitten up.
Say – you haven’t put copies of your script out there, have you? 😉
Linda, I did not hear about this news! As for the memo it went out “For immediate release” in the Apis News. I had nothing to do with it! Bee-sides, these bees only attack and destroy the farm equipment responsible for poisoning our earth. They do not attack other life forms!
As I told Ms. Brown, “…they tried engineering the Killer-Bees, but it was giving all bee forms a bad name, so they decided attacking the machinery was a better, earth-kind solution.”
Brilliant take on the prompt. I adore those B-movies, especially the long moralising speech at the end. There was one with Efram Zimbalist Jr who had to sacrifice himself to killer bees by donning a suit soaked in something that attracted/killed the bees and going into a room with the bees. I wondered why they didn’t just put the suit on a dummy and send the dummy in! Ann
Thank you,Ann! I don’t think I actually saw this one. I will have to look it up and watch it!
Now there’s a bee-u-tiful tale! I hope their target-seeking radar is working properly!
It is! 😉
Thank you, Patti!
you ROCK on these challenges! great work!
Lisa, it is just too much fun to pass up! I am working on my next one, but this weeks prompt is TOUGH!