The Bee in Waikiki

A boy swats at a buff-tailed bumblebee extending its tongue to a pink petal flower with bursts of honey-lemon in the middle. Pausing underneath, a ladybug, barely clinging to a chewed-on leaf. Furious, the Bee buzzes next to the boy’s ear chasing him from Lilly and Ben’s abundant Garden and beyond. The ladybug makes a beeline to a twig, waiting for his return. Reappearing, both navigate towards the fresh salt air (bad for bees). The ladybug lands on a lei (flower necklace) in Waikiki. The Bee struggles along the ocean shoreline… drifting.

by Lisa Miller

From: Friday Flash Fiction

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