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This summer I read The Almost Truth, a fabulous mystery by Eileen Cook. At one point, the main character, Sadie, is about to get a highly anticipated kiss when a bee turns her into a screaming mess. The entire scene made me laugh.

Then, I saw the comic below and began to think about putting a bee somewhere in my current story. Bee’s can cause people to go into anaphylactic¬†shock, terrify them with the threat of a sting, attack in swarms…all kinds of fun stuff.

We haven’t had any writing prompts on the site lately, so here’s one based on bees:

Write a scene where a bee completely changes the course of events.

Check out this comic on The Oatmeal for inspiration:

Oatmeal bee cartoon