November 19: Catastrophe

November 20, 2019

 

 

November 19: Catastrophe

 

 

Paradise though often sweet

Fools the foolish

Nondiscrete

Trick the tempted world deceit

Fell the fallen

Slipping feet

 

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.

 

  1. Honey. Not all problems can be solved with a song and dance.

  2. Killer. Power alone can’t hold adversity at bay.

  3. Leafcutter. Deftness slows, and the world catches up.

  4. Bumble. The staunchest wall will crack with time.

  5. Sugarbag. One can’t divine all incoming misfortune.

  6. 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.

 

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