Her heart ached as she watched her mother take a bat to the beehive that had taken residency by the rain gutter. It’s their home, she wanted to say but she already knew her mother’s response. “If you get stung, ain’t my problem.”
She swore her mother has made a vow, that she’d still kill every insect that is currently walking this earth. All must die in her presence.
After her mother returned to the house, she searched the yard to find the fallen hive. A few minutes of searching and she discovered the hive nestled among the rocks. “I’m sorry.”
Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.