Copyright – Jennifer Pendergast

‘It’s the Beesity epidemic?’

‘The what?’

‘You know… what they were saying on the news the other day…the obesity epidemic that’s hit the bees!’

‘Oh! … What the hell is that?’

‘It doesn’t matter, just stay away from the damn things.  Charlie from work said that his mother’s cousin’s daughter was stung by one and it split her in half.’


‘If it comes anywhere near you just don’t move and stay calm.’

‘Oh! … OH! … Brady…?’

‘Yes, sweetie?’

‘Don’t panic…’

‘Why should I panic, sweetie?’

‘Do. Not. Move.’

‘Shit! Sweetie? … Sweetie? Where are you going? Sweetie!’

For Friday Fictioneers.  Not particularly proud of my attempt this week, but it is what it is.  Hope you like it better than I do!

23 comments on “Beesity

  1. yarnspinnerr says:

    beesity spread by bees – innovative 🙂

  2. Jan Brown says:

    Very creative! Well done.

  3. Oh, beesity, of course!! I think rather than splitting you in half it makes you twice as large. 🙂 As for standing still and staying calm, once when I was very young, a bee made an appearance near me and wouldn’t go away. I stood statue-like for what seemed ages before calling my parents to help.


  4. Christina says:

    hehe made me chuckle. and hey, at least you gave it a whirl!

  5. I was gonna say..Oh, beesity. But Janet already did ;( Looks like this tale is bringing out the cornballs. lol

  6. Joe Owens says:

    beesity may be a worse epidemic than what we face.

  7. rckjones says:

    AHahahaha! Best bee pun of the whole set so far. 😀

  8. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    Great tension right at the end there — and the ‘besity epidemic — very creative!

  9. troy P. says:

    I liked it very much! I especially thought it was unique, based on the idea that presumably “sweetie” got Brady killed in an effort to save their own skin, yes?

  10. Dear Sandra,

    Cute play on words. Hope we can get the beesity problem under control soon.



  11. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Sandra,

    Run for your life. I enjoyed your word play. Well done.



  12. kz says:

    hahaha Beesity — that word alone was enough to make me laugh. great story ^^

  13. pattisj says:

    Innovative take on it, great job!

  14. elmowrites says:

    Beesity epidemic – a clever play on words from the prompt. nice one! Sorry, still getting through last week’s stories…

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