Who’s Busy Now #FridayFictioneers

At first, I built the effigy as an artistic statement; the bees were dying off for some reason. It was “colony collapse disorder”, and I thought it was larger than life.

They asked to display my work, and I agreed when they told me I would get free publicity: a write-up in the local paper. I didn’t realize how dire the situation was –

that for every big discovery, there’s something bigger; pollenating robots came along just in time to alleviate the extinction of honeybees, but will we always be so fortunate?

Here I am, waiting for the next big thing.


This post was prompted by Friday Fictioneers.

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15 thoughts on “Who’s Busy Now #FridayFictioneers”

    1. What’s even worse is the realization that we have to reckon with the repercussions of those messes that we have nothing to do with – on this planet we are all a hive, and none of us can truly wash our hands of it, saying “I’m not part of this problem.” Thanks for commenting!

    1. Aloha! Indeed, the infamous ‘grey goo’ (sludge works too, but I cling to alliteration because it makes it sound like an awkward supervillain) – and I have a feeling that that may be that “next big thing” my character awaits, understanding that each fix may have unrecognized future repercussions.

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