Abby couldn’t wait to get away. The roaring cacophony of her relatives, buzzing and laughing around the table, was just getting to be too much. This picnic was the last thing she wanted to do today. She longed for a time and a space where she could be alone. And be quiet. A warm meadow, filled with colorful flowers, a place to just be herself and not be defined by her family’s loud, pesky antics. Some of her little brothers and cousins were really getting on her nerves. And their mouths! How she wished for a bar of soap to wash them out. That would teach them. They were always hanging around, in her face, flitting around like a bunch of annoying insects. Her mother, Miss Queen Bee herself, let them swarm about Abby, always expecting her to take care of them. Her boyfriends were more important to her than her own children! She blinks back tears, thinking about her father, killed that summer day so long ago. As she thinks about her dad, she knows he wouldn’t want her to think these thoughts, she begins to feel a bit guilty. Family was everything to him. This was her family, after all. This was her hive. She had no time for this sorry-for-herself nonsense. There work to do, nectar to gather, pollen to spread. She dusted off her wings and flew into the sunshine.
The challenge is to write a response that is between 33 and 333 words long and uses the words listed below. Use the words however you wish, but make sure that all three appear in your response. Oh, and they must appear in order.
1. cacophony 2. soap 3. insects