The Hornets' Nest

Spaceports and Spidersilk December 2008 Fantasy, 1,300 words

Instead of hornets, the hornets' nest in the woods behind Angela's house has a tiny porch, tiny doors, and fairies smaller than bumblebees armed with tiny, stinger-sharp swords. Angela's father refuses to believe her and is planning to destroy the nest. What can Angela do?

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