49 | 2nd Place

“It’s not the neurons. They have minds like ours constrained by bee bodies.” To prevent future contamination Jim gassed the trained bees.

This story was awarded 2nd place in our 48 HOUR FLASH FICTION CONTEST. It was inspired by a piece of research co-authored by our judge Dr. Clint Perry. His team trained bees to score goals with a small ball. When these motivated bees solved cognitive tasks, it called into question previous suggestions that they had a small quantity of neurons. Frank Hubeny takes this concept and gives it a dystopian twist. The results? A story our judges thought was ‘intriguing, fun, and dark’. // Alex Massey

//Frank Hubeny lives north of Chicago.  He writes poetry and short prose.  He blogs at https://frankhubeny.blog.//

2 thoughts on “49 | 2nd Place

  1. Pingback: Love – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s