November 19: Catastrophe
Paradise though often sweet
Fools the foolish
Trick the tempted world deceit
Fell the fallen
Victory with sugared certain setbacks set to snares
Vanity hath severed solemn scabs and scattered shares
Prompt: In the bees’ sudden mania for a better life, disaster strikes one of them. Roll the die to determine who suffers a terrible (but not fatal) setback.
Honey. Not all problems can be solved with a song and dance.
Killer. Power alone can’t hold adversity at bay.
Leafcutter. Deftness slows, and the world catches up.
Bumble. The staunchest wall will crack with time.
Sugarbag. One can’t divine all incoming misfortune.
Carpenter. A learned one isn’t immune to overlooking issues.
Write: What happens to the chosen bee? Does the disaster come naturally, through mismanagement, or by some other poor sequence of events? How does this moment affect her?
Follow along Remley Farr's narrative here.
Find the rules of the writing challenge here.