Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Feeling discomfort

Sometimes I think, "that's the kind of thing that could only happen in China/the Far East (or to be fair some other far away place I've never visited)". I read the news today, oh boy. So four tiny bees living on human tears in the eye of a Taiwanese woman. The tiny sweat bees nest in the mountains or near to grave sites ... it's a strange horror story that writes itself albeit once the bees were found and removed the woman's sight was saved etc. etc. In a fantasy story the arc would've been far longer and even more horrendous. Graves, bees, tears, feeding, parasite, stinging, eyes, metaphors, horror, revenge, plague, blindness; just for starters. Maybe it never really happened.

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