The Friday Fictioneers is a friendly writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The task of the challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Reciprocation is the life of this challenge!
What’s Love Got To Do With IT?
“A red rose. It represents love. Earthings were obsessed with love, with the need to relieve their devastating loneliness.”
“Ah, human love, praised and serenaded by half the galaxy–and yet…”
“I know. Their actions told a different story. They were torn between their cataclysmic aggression and their need for intimacy.”
“So their love’s sole purpose was procreation?”
“No, there’s more. They also had altruism.”
“Altruism and aggression. Permanent conflict.”
“An evolutionary dead end.”
“Exactly. But without their decline, we wouldn’t have had a chance.”
“A successful campaign. Well done, soldier.”
“Everything for the hive, my queen, always.”-
Last week’s post about bees created quite a bit of buzz in my comment section, which is good. I just wanted to clarify that the bees that are most endangered are wild bees, native to your area, not the domesticated European honey bee. They have their problems, too, but they don’t suffer half as much as the wild insects do. I have a few links with good information if you’re interested.
First about the double blooms that most often are sterile: https://laidbackgardener.blog/2017/04/20/double-flowers-bad-news-for-pollinators/
Two links to information about bees, one from an American, the other from a European perspective: https://blog.nature.org/science/2019/08/19/focus-on-native-bees-not-honey-bees/
Finally a blog post about insect ecology with some explanations about their role in the ecosystem: https://www.wise-geek.com/what-is-insect-ecology.htm
/end preaching 😉