Revenge of the Bumble Bee – Non-Fiction

Copyright by Janet Webb

Copyright by Janet Webb

Revenge of the Bumble Bee

I had my hands full of dishes from the counter when a bumble bee flew up under my uniform dress. I immediately dropped the dishes on the counter and began swatting at my dress trying to get it out.

Brenda yelled, “stop, you’ll make it sting you!” I actually knew this! Too smart for my own good at times.

Too late, I made contact with the bee. I ended up with several stings for my trouble. Although not allergic to one sting from a bee, more than one made me sick and the leg swelled up to almost an inch and was about six inches wide.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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15 Responses to Revenge of the Bumble Bee – Non-Fiction

  1. Yikes! That’s a painful story, Tessa.


  2. El Guapo says:

    I’d have freaked out to if a bumblebee spilled up my dress.
    More than a little, since I have no idea why I’d be wearing a dress to begin with…


  3. Ouch! I remember when I was very young, I was standing outside when a bee began to fly around me. Remembering what my parents had told me, I stood still and didn’t move…and didn’t move…and didn’t move. My parents finally responded to my calls and shooed the bee away or I might still be there. 🙂 But I didn’t get stung at least!



  4. Reminds me of the time I was about 10, playing hide and seek. I ran into a rose bush and disturbed a nest of bees. Luckily, I was wearing play jeans but got stung on the back of my neck. Ouch!!! Tessa, I see you commented on last wk’s story. Thank you. Please come back and read this wk’s titled: Honeycomb.


    • Tessa says:

      Glad you didn’t get more than one sting. I did read it though, don’t know what happened. Maybe it was the one I got called away on and didn’t get that far. It was an interesting story. Good job!


  5. A bad idea to have them under your clothes.


  6. jannatwrites says:

    My impulse would’ve been to freak out and make an idiot of myself (I’ve done it.) Bees scare me…especially the aggressive Africanized “killer bees” that swarm.


  7. billgncs says:

    sometimes panic seems like the things to do.


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