August 3, 2013 by petrujviljoen
Friday Fictioneers is a bunch of writers that posts a 100-word flash fiction on a weekly basis. We get the photo prompt on a Wednesday, whenever anybody’s Wednesday may be, and we try and post individual contributions by the Friday, whenever anybody’s Friday may be. Today for me is Saturday so theoretically I’m late. But it may still be Friday somewhere else in the world for all I know.
This creative endeavour is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Go to her site to get to know the how of taking part. This week’s photo-prompt is courtesy Jennifer Pendegrast who holds copyright. All writers hold copyright to their written material.
My research on the topic of the bumble bee was gleaned from the following article:
I invite constructive criticism.
100 words (as usual).
Africa rubs its black hands gleefully. This is it, my brothers and sisters. This is it! The West consumed itself. It’s up to Africa to feed the world now. The euros and dollars will come streaming into Africa. They will come begging. Why? You ask? Because of the bumblebee, that’s why! You seem amazed? A bee has finished the West? No, my black brothers and sisters, the people finished the bee. With their chemicals. The humble bumblebee can’t pollinate their plants anymore. They’ve come begging already. Yes, we’ll be rich! Africa will rule the world like it did long ago.