Friday, 17 May 2013

Career Change




(a writing prompt from Trifecta - 33 words including underneath, paradigm and honey)




The nerve of that wasp to sting a sorceress!  Well, a teacher (but a sorceress underneath).  

“Get a job,” she snapped.  

Paradigm shift.  The new and baffled bee began to dream of honey.

42 comments:

  1. I love the way your mind works! Great story. LM x

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  2. Ha! She sounds like Hagetha, who shares our cave :D Great piece!

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    1. Thank you I'm glad you like it - Hagetha must be fun to have around.

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  3. The nerve! Better a bee, than squashed.

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  4. Wow, a life sentence of work - that's harsh!

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    1. Harsh but fair. It was a very unexpected sting.

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  5. The photo that accompanies this is perfect. You got inside the minds of those critters. Nice job. Thanks for linking up!

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  6. This is fantastic!!! It made me smile. There was a whole story here for me to imagine and build upon. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Gina, glad you liked it - hope you imagine good things around it

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  7. I love the image of a baffled bee! Very clever use of the prompt, Thomas!

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    1. They always look a little bit baffled to me, bumbling along. Maybe they've all had an unexpected encounter...

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    1. I'm sure it will cope - once it learns to work in a team

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  9. The insect was just doing his job.

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    1. Stinging a grumpy teacher is not part of the job description!

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  10. Wasp to honey-bee... U've got a wonderful imagination Thomas. Really look up to ur writings...

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  11. sorceress underneath :) like!

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  12. "Get a job." sounds like a teacher coming out. Good read in 33 words.

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  13. Hahaha I so commiserated with that bee!
    Great 33 Thomas!

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    1. *blinks

      Oh dear I can't believe I didn't use that :D

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  15. Love this! Such a clever and creative use of the prompt words. Wish I could turn wasps into bees!

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    1. It would be a skill worth having I am sure. Thank you for liking the piece.

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  16. Ouch!That sure stung!The wasp should have known better-now nothing but to drone on ;-)Loved the whole concept,you are a master story teller Thomas:-)

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    1. You're very kind thank you! Glad you liked it.

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  17. Wasp to bee. The sorceress has a great power. Good story.

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    1. She certainly does. Thanks for commenting

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  18. This was humorous, with a lesson tucked in there for good measure. I loved it!

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    1. Really glad you liked it, thank you

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  19. Love the story packed into this short piece . . . and excellent photo choice!

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