Tending to her flower patch, BioBot #5338 counted 1,994 bees – up from last year. She greeted each one, commending them on jobs well done.
This story was awarded 1st place in our 48 HOUR FLASH FICTION CONTEST. Annabelle Woodger is worried about the bees. This story was inspired by her research into conservation efforts and the developments of bee robots to support organic bees. Giving this a positive twist, she has created a positive future where bees and robots live harmoniously. It made our judges wonder and imagine a world in which this was possible, just as a story seed should. Congratulations Annabelle! // Alex Massey
//Annabelle travels everywhere with a small bee toy in her bag named Beatrice. Sometimes she posts pictures of her on Twitter @yayannabelle//