Sweet Nothings

Photo prompt courtesy Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“All these flowers for me?” she cried out, positively drooling.

Heartened by her enthusiastic reception, I waxed eloquent, “Yes, sweetheart, just a small token of my undying love for you.”

She smelt the sweet redolence of one, and sighed, “You are as sweet as nectar.”

“In that case,” I whispered, “I have a question for you. To…”


The next thing I saw was her body splattered on to the dining table.

Ah well, these humans are rather possessive about their flowers, it seems. I just wish they’d allowed me to complete my question, “To bee, or not to bee?”


100 words.

This groan-inducing story has been written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a short story of 100 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. To read many more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.


About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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35 Responses to Sweet Nothings

  1. Abhijit Ray says:

    Killed another woman with flower! What has gone into you?

  2. Tannille says:

    LMOA… Unexpected. Awesome story.

  3. neilmacdon says:

    Drones, of course, have only one function in bee colonies.

  4. pennygadd51 says:

    I like the way you use an unexpected POV to surprise us!

  5. csheldonblog says:

    I didn’t see that one coming! I had to read it twice x

  6. Iain Kelly says:

    I don’t bee-lieve it, humans just ruin everything!

  7. Dear Anurag,

    A story with a sting attached. Groaning and going…well done.



  8. plaridel says:

    oops! it didn’t end up with the expected happy ending. 😦

  9. Russell says:

    And that is the question! Very well done!

  10. gahlearner says:

    Heheheh. That’s a good groan. Funny and clever. It’s a clear not-to-bee now.

  11. James McEwan says:

    I am told that insects, particularly bees are a dying by the hundreds – oh dear.
    Your story had that sudden switch which worked well.

  12. Nice switcheroo at the end. It gave me a chuckle.

  13. StuHN says:

    Do be a good bee. This was beeting funny.

  14. A bee-utiful twist. Well done!

  15. Too bad for bees… a story with a sting

  16. michael1148humphris says:

    Different which is great, but I am sad that the bee had to die

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