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"Bees and Fireflies"
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SherpaDave 8325 desperate attention whore postings
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06-16-01, 02:17 AM (EST)
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"Bees and Fireflies"
He feared only bees and fireflies, which was incomprehensible to Japhy. Japhy feared many things, fireflies among them, but his love of bees was great.
After school would let out, he would often go to Mrs. Pippin's flower garden and pet the bumblebees. They liked him very much; he never got stung.
He did get stung on occasion by wasps that made their nest in the plastic horse of his swingset, the swingset that nearly took off the end of his sister's pinkie. Japhy feared wasps absolutely, both in lower-case and capital letters. But not bees.
So Mark was a mystery to him, with his fear of bees and fireflies. The mystery of Mark attracted Japhy's curiosity, and thus, his friendship, almost immediately.
The two of them could often be found jumping on the Johnsons' trampoline until twilight, or until a bee invaded their play, whichever came first.
If a bee came, Mark would flee screaming, pushing the pedals on his banana-seat bike as fast and hard as his legs would allow. Japhy would be left to pet the bee, soothing the noble beast's jangled nerves.
If no bee came, the two would exit the trampoline with the first sign of darkness, when fireflies started their magical mating dance, lighting the night, an insects' Las Vegas. The two boys would catch them as they lit, and smear the glowing abdomens across the tarp of the trampoline, spelling dirty words in phosphorescence.
It was this act that gave them their fear of fireflies, for they knew that God saw them and would punish them for their acts. They feared fireflies simply because their delight in them was so great, so wicked, they could not resist their charms. In all sincerity, they referred to the glowing beetles as "Satan's bugs."
As time passed, the two boys' fears changed, but they always would recall the ecstasy and the fear brought on by spelling "shit" for all the heavens to see.


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 RE: Bees and Fireflies VampKira 06-16-01 1
 RE: Bees and Fireflies dabo 06-16-01 2
   RE: Bees and Fireflies SherpaDave 06-16-01 3
 RE: Bees and Fireflies George Tirebiter 06-16-01 4
 RE: Bees and Fireflies Kismet 06-16-01 5
 RE: Bees and Fireflies dangerkitty 06-16-01 6

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VampKira 4433 desperate attention whore postings
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06-16-01, 02:29 AM (EST)
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1. "RE: Bees and Fireflies"
Dave I loved this!! It is nothing short of fantastic!

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Du ar min hjälte, Supermänniska


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dabo 26384 desperate attention whore postings
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06-16-01, 02:36 AM (EST)
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2. "RE: Bees and Fireflies"
REally, Dave, you just get better and better. No SSC on this one? No matter. Thanks, this was great.

"If the race of man should be left naked upon a desert island, we should become extinct in six weeks. A few individuals might linger, but in a year would become worse than monkeys." (Samuel Butler, "Erewhon")

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SherpaDave 8325 desperate attention whore postings
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06-16-01, 02:42 AM (EST)
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3. "RE: Bees and Fireflies"
Dammit. I was in a rush to get it online. It's supposed to be SSC(CW). AyaK, how much would I have to whine to get that changed? I hate being a dumbass.


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06-16-01, 03:47 AM (EST)
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4. "RE: Bees and Fireflies"
LAST EDITED ON 06-16-01 AT 04:02 AM (EST)

Slurpee--I TOLD you I wasn't going to post mindless nothings on every post. . .

. . . but "spelling sh¡t for all the heavens to see" was toooooo funny.


GT
Edited to re-enter sh¡t--SH¡T, I tell you!!

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06-16-01, 07:14 AM (EST)
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5. "RE: Bees and Fireflies"
I really liked this one Dave. It is so very true to life and I could just see two little boys snickering in the dark as they spelled out 'dirty words' on a trampoline. Great story.

Kismet


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06-16-01, 11:56 AM (EST)
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6. "RE: Bees and Fireflies"
Sherp, you are one talented guy. There is something so evocative yet economical in the way you write. And you draw me into the characters' skin right away. Really, you impress me so damn much. Loveya!


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