Flash Fiction: Not the Buzz You Want

“I almost got it,” were Curtis’s final words before throwing his shoe into the tree to try and retrieve his frisbee.

The shoe, instead, hit a nest of bees. It was as if a faucet had been turned on, pouring a deafening buzz from the heavens. 

Curtis’s friend, Ryan, pulled him away from the tree. Curtis’s head ballooned to the size of a watermelon by the time Ryan called 9-1-1.

Luckily, doctors were able to save Curtis’s life, though he was hospitalized for two weeks. 

Upon leaving the hospital, with some puffiness still visible, he was ecstatic to still be alive. 

Word Count: 103

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Flash Fiction Photo Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/05/02/flash-fiction-photo-challenge-3/.

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