Tuesday, 12 June 2012

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#45


 This week the challenge from Julia was to include "There's a real buzz about this place." in a piece of writing not to exceed 100 words. 


I am trying to complete the campnanowrimo for the first time- I have got to 20000 words but hit a bit of a wall at the moment. 

Never written that much before and thought I would see if I could manage the challenge! Have until the end of the month so some time left yet.





When I saw the prompt I couldn't think beyond bees so  here is a little rhyme in their honour. I adore honey (am a real fan of manuka honey and firmly believe that it is a real health supplement as well as being delicious - far more palatable than fish oils; yuk!)


Thank you for reading :)
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Honeybees



To-ing and fro-ing with hardly ever a break

 Their tiny wings humming as they fly busily around.

Collecting  pollen from flowers for the honey they’ll make.

Just stand still and listen to the summer-time sound!



Nurses, guards, workers, housekeepers , royal attendants.

Honeybees improve the environment and prey not on any other.

All working together and communicating through dance

Their stings only used if they’re in a  spot of bother!



There’s a real buzz about this place;

United, harmonious, team players, all taking care of each other

From them much could be learned to help the human race.

The humble honeybee is a splendid creature unlike any other.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely take on the prompt. Of course bees! For some reason that never crossed my mind when I thought about the prompt. And yes, they are such a reflection on community and how we as humans should be living!

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting. It's always interesting to see how differently the prompt is interpretated :)

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  2. As long as they stay away from me - I''m petrified of them. I like honey on buttered toast though :).

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    1. I held a bumblebee once and it fell asleep in my cupped hands. I was only a little girl at the time; not sure that I would try it now!
      Hot buttered toast with honey- mmmmmm

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  3. I also went for poetry but differently, I like your buzzing rhyme

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    1. Thanks for stopping by- I haven't seen yours- will go and look now.

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  4. GSussex
    Go you with a poem! I wish I come link lines like this : ) Respect to the bees . . .

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    1. Thanks Gill. I chickenef out of the jubilee challenge so thought I'd chance a poem this week!

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    2. Oops, chickened even! Distracted by peregrine chick on springwatch.

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  5. Love it Anna - especially the bit about the "summer-time sound" - you're right, it is a sound that makes you think instantly of sunshine and picnics!

    I also loved the list of jobs! We really could learn a lot from bees.

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    1. Thanks SJ. With all this rain it was good to be able to imagine this picture of summer.

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  6. I was tempted to go down this path and googled the activities of the queen bee. In the end I didn't think I could do anything in 100 words that would encapsulate it. But you have done. Beautifully. Well done.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  7. Anna this is lovely, bees are incredible creatures! Well done to for doing the nanowrimo, a huge undertaking :-)

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    1. thanks- yes, it is- not sure that I am going to make it this time :S

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  8. What a great hymn to those little stripped creatures. Well done Anna for managing it all!

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    1. Thanks Julia..hmm not sure that I am managing...have hit a wall at 20000 words :-P

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