This weeks writing prompt is:
hornet, hairnet, hover, proximity, clothesline, scent
chilling, drench, dance, damaged, horrifying and chemical
"It's a lovely day. I'm going to hang my clothes out on the line. The scent from the lilacs will still be on the clothes and sheets when I bring them in."
"I wouldn't advise it Maggie. I saw a hornet nest on the fence by the lilac bushes and I haven't had time yet to drench it in chemicals."
"That's horrifying Ed. Those poor creatures. That's their home."
"Maybe so, but the proximity of the hive to your clothesline makes it a very real threat for deployed destruction."
"What nonsense. I'm going out there."
Ed sighed. He could see disaster looming as Maggie trudged on out with her basket of wet clothing under her arm. It wasn't long before Ed saw her waving her arms and doing a strange little dance as she found herself surrounded by hovering, angry insects. He could hear their chilling hum from where he stood in safety on the porch.
"Don't just stand here." Maggie screeched. "Come and murder these horrible little savages. Use your poisons, damage the nest, I don't care anymore. And why didn't you warn me to wear a hairnet around a hornet nest?"
Ed waved back at Maggie and turned back into the house. Danged if he was going to expose himself to those stinging brutes. Maggie got herself into this mess with her stubbornness...she could get herself out of it.