#Three Line Tales: Butterfly-bees

For Sonya’s Three Line Tales photo prompt.

photo by Boris Smokrovic via Unsplash



They said, how lovely, when the genetically modified butterfly-bees emerged from their chrysalids, the pollinators that were going to take over from the extinct bee populations.

Thousands of acres of beans and potatoes, peppers, cabbage, melons, lemons, oranges, beans, peaches and strawberries waited for the new insects to keep them from extinction too.

An unfortunate quirk of the smart pollinators—their probosces seemed much better adapted to piercing human skin than to searching flower stamens and pistils, their preferred flavour not sweet nectar but warm blood.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

15 thoughts on “#Three Line Tales: Butterfly-bees”

      1. So true Jane, Our Company Section Day yesterday has its focus on Sustainability and how our aim now is to have a positive influence on the climate by 2040, not a negative one.

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