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For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, taste the thrill.
Situation Room, 17APR2013, 1806 Hours
“Tell me what I’m looking at?”
“It’s a housing unit, sir.”
“Looks like a wasp nest,” observed one of the joint chiefs as he passed the multi-celled, gray-paper bell to the POTUS, who simply directed, “Explain.”
A crackly voice emanated from a cube on the table. “It’s an engineered bee. Project Honey-Pot.”
“Right. To preserve crop pollination. The common honeybee is extinct.”
“Precisely. We’ve designed a hybrid hornet-honeybee.”
“Great. So, what’s the problem?”
A shiny dome began to wriggle from one of the cellular recesses, then another, antennae exploring, testing, searching, serrated jaws churning.
“They’re venomous, sir. And extremely unstable.”