Friday, August 8, 2008

30. The last sting!


Bzzzz…zz.z….
Time:11:55pm
Location: an undisclosed beehive, in an undisclosed place.
Bzzzzzzz…….
The hive is buzzing with activity. The QueenB commands her workers to do this and to do that. Mr. B was summoned up and given orders to explore new sites for nectar-flowers. The exploring-new-flower-patches work has to be done at night, in the dark, without taking the risk of being spied by the bees from the enemy base-comb. And this was Mr. B’s first work, outside the comb, at night…Oh yeah…he was a bit excited and nervous of course…
So Mr. B takes off from his base-comb at 00:00hrs and sets out for his mission. It’s a pitch black no moon night, and normal visibility is quite poor. Mr. B switches on to night vision mode and scans the entire area. Soon it spots a shimmer of light near the rose shrub patches in ‘quadrant nine’. The light seemed to be coming from a building and Mr. B hovers around the building to find out the exact location of the light source, wondering how there could possibly be light after the sun had set.
Soon Mr. B reaches a window of the lighted room, and peeps in. Holy Honey! This is where the sun comes to take rest after setting eh?–reduce into a bulbous shape and hang there just like that?? Hmmm…interesting

Mr. B extends his gaze further into the room and spots a female homo sapien reclining on a bed…Is she asleep? Ha! Hope so…humans are our enemies…they steal our hard earned honey…cruel heartless creatures…Hey but no, she is not asleep. She’s doing something with a ‘TV’ like thingy…but no, this is not the idiot box…I’ve seen enough of ‘em around. This looks like something else, and I think she’s reading from it…Ah! who cares?…let her do her job while I go fetch some honey…so…where are the flowers?
Mr. B enters the room through a small cleft in the wire meshed window, circumnavigates the whole place, and spots a bunch of bright red juicy flowers. Hey this one’s planted in a fancy pot. Never seen one like this before. These human females...they are so funny and fancy. Oops I musn’t linger around here for long. Should test these nectar samples and report it to her highness ASAP. Oh honey! here I come… and Mr. B darts towards the flowers when, Ouch! My fangs! Yuck! what is this thing? This aint real flowers…eek plastic!! Grr...dumb female! Hmph! looks like I entered the wrong territory. Gotta get outta here and go get some real honey.
Mr. B circles around the whole room, to find an exit. Oh no! How did I get in here? How do I get out? Mr. B keeps circling round and round and round till it gets exhausted...Low honey-level! low honey-pressure!…gonna crash…and lower and lower it went until THUD! Mr. B crashed his last and final crash…
Lying on the floor, taking his last few breaths, Mr. B reflects his whole life. Flashes from his life pass by through his mind...childhood, fun moments, loved ones, high and low times of life, the human attack on their base-comb…it regretted even on its death bed, not having taken any revenge on the human species…it felt its stinger twitch and sighed at having made no use of its powerful weapon at the rear. Suddenly the world around him began to quiver…it felt a mild tremor…OMG! what’s this now? An earthquake? Oh No! it’s the human. She’s got out of the bed…and Gulp! She’s heading this way…I’ll be crushed under her feet…What am I gonna do??? But all of a sudden, as the human feet neared the bee, his face broke into a sinister grin………
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I was lying flat on my bed after a day’s work of chatting, orkutting, and blog hopping…My 4.8kg lappy on my tummy, and my head rested against 2 pillows, I was trying to read myself to sleep. I was struck by the writers' block yet again, and hence had downloaded a dozen of arbit blogs, so that I could get inspired to write again!
The sweet ‘honey-heavy dew of slumber’ was slowly descending upon me…just enough to lull me into sleep. It’s not very often that I get to get good sleep. Sleep often comes as a reluctant visitor, after sessions of twisting and turning around in the bed. In that blissful slumberous state, when I was all too eager to give myself to Morpheus’ hand(dun misunderstand me...its just an expression, I recently learnt from The Hindu literary section) I slowly moved to turn off the light, and was returning to the beckoning bed when, OUCH! Oh my foot!Aaaaaaa...........
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That was yet another of my numerous encounters with the poly-legged/winged freaks. In the subsequent days, two other XplorerBs followed suit and met with the same fate as their predecessor…Also my foot ended up having 3 hideous swellings…for the next couple of days….grr…DumBs!!!

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah! 1st comment ... :D
so anothr of ur "encounters" eh!!
lol.. so wats next ??
do keep us infformedd! :P
ATB!!
- DodO Bird

Thinking-of-a-pen-name said...

@Dodo bird
ya..sure ll...have plenty of such instances in stock;)
btw...what happened to mathews?:P

Hari said...

Couldn't help but smile, reading this!

In morpheus' arms! LOL!! :D

Loved the narration thingy about the bee. You write superbly well. Compulsive reading, indeed.

And if you haven't noticed, you're in my "Hottest blogs" blogroll! B-) Give yourself a pat on the back. It's a rather huge honour! :-)

Hari said...

Btw, was my blog among the 'arbit-blogs' you d'loaded? If yes, my pleasure and honour! :-)

Leela said...

Exquisite narration. LOL about the sun taking rest part. Nice imagination!
PS: Too many pics.

Chriz said...

hahaha..
fang
fang
fang
fang

you will get lots of FANgs for this post..
it was amazingly fangtastic..

you should say Fang you..
Neeths!

indeed brilliantly written..
i feel so proud of you... way to go bud.. keep stuffs like this coming...

fang
fang

Thinking-of-a-pen-name said...

@hari
wow!really?i dint notice that till now...maan..am speechless!!
and of course ur blog was there i suppose...was literally devouring ur blog during the vac;)

Thinking-of-a-pen-name said...

@lee
thanku chinks...er..should i reduce the no of pics??

Thinking-of-a-pen-name said...

@chrony
lol...i'm floored now!Fang you!Fang you!:D

ziauddin said...

nice bit of creativity thr
almost made me wanna start 2..
notice d almost[:)]
but nice one neway

Neethu said...

@hari again
btw...thot u wud say sthg about 'honey-heavy dew of slumber' too ;)

Neethu said...

@ziddi
C'mon ziddi...DO IT!

Hari said...

One more comment...

Erm, why don't your reply to all your comments in a single 'comment' instead of separate, individual ones? :D Looks much better, that's why. :D

Hari said...

Honey heavy dew of slumber? :-S

Entamme... Athenthua?? :P

Neethu said...

oh u only rember 12th std shakepspeare?...julius caesare marannoo???;)

Multi Menon said...

hehe..welcomme back after a hiatus..Missin it for sumtym now..Thenks Neekri.. :):)

Neethu said...

@hari
i wasnt making individual comments for no reason...hmm but..ll try squeezing many in 1 if that is better...

@mm
ya..thnx nikhil...glad that i was finally able to keep my word ..er...after around a month;)

Multi Menon said...

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Multi Menon said...

hehe.i was jus jokin..chuck it!!

Viajero said...

Got some inspiration from to blog? ;)

Neethu said...

@nikhil
k.k.ll do it..dun wory...:P

@viajero
was that a question?

Multi Menon said...
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alex paul k said...

very well narrated
i kind of ideas u generate n more so the way you present it ova here is just amazing

though this is my 1st comment im a regular reader of ur blog just because it makes me wait for the next one....u wud ve seen my name in yo orkut visitors list quite often n den i bookmarked it so dat u dun get confused ova y i do visit yo profile often

keep it coming n i promise u i shall read

Neethu said...

@alex
lol...ya i knew long bak u were a regular reader:P[i have sources u kno;)]
nyways thnx:)

Chriz said...

thu nee

Multi Menon said...

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Ginny said...

coool. considering u were struggling for sleep to take you over, dat was an amazing way to put ur ideas...cheers!!