Glad you could join us for the next buzzed episode of Elliot’s Adventures. If you’re new here, you can catch up by returning to the beginning, and reading really fast…

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Image credit: S.T. Ranscht

In those few moments, things changed. The sun broke through, and the birds Barry and Trevor sought had moved on. The Knights stopped short when a golden glop fell out of the sky and splopped on Trevor’s foot. They looked up. A shredded strip of honeycomb dangled from a jagged gouge in the Hive.

Birds of prey had moved in.

The leader, a vulture with a sweet tooth and a sour disposition, clung to the Hive as it swayed beneath his bulk, his scythe-like beak carving a chunk that dripped honey and larvae as he carried it to a nearby stump to ravage it unmolested.

“Crap,” Barry whispered into Trevor’s ear. “We’re gonna need a better plan.”

“Listen!” Trevor hissed, cocking his head toward an approaching hum and squinting his eyes into the glaring sun. As the drone grew louder, an undulating cloud of gold and brown, and a devouring shadow flowing ahead of it, spread across the sky to block the sun for an ominous moment before splitting apart to release a shaft of blinding light that seemed to freeze time. Blinking, Trevor snatched Barry in a jubilant hug as one half swarmed to the Hive and the other attacked the offending destroyer.

“It’s the Freelands bees!” he screamed.

To be continued. . .

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Author: Sue Ranscht

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7 thoughts on “Changes”

  1. Glad that the Freelands bees finally joined the fight.  Gladder still that U caught the subtle pinks and greens that sometimes appear when wind and sun chase clouds.  It’s the best photo of those conditions that I can recall seeing.

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    1. Thanks very much. The changing qualities of the sky fascinate me. I don’t remember when I first noticed that we roll through the spectrum as we turn into the shadow, but that was the first time I recognized green in the sky. It must be there at sunrise, too, but it doesn’t seem as pronounced to me. Dawn light just feels newer. In any event, I do enjoy looking up.

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