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bernice_hk t1_it7cp4x wrote

Holy Crap.

My daughter, Louise, had gained 1 count on her head.

And I knew what that meant.

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"Oh no..." I rubbed my face and went out to the garden. Seeing a yellow school bus approaching, I put my hands on the hips and waited.

"Maaaaaaaaami!!!" Lou jumped out of the door once it opened.

"Hey, sweetie. What did you do today?" I saw the new count number in terror.

"I talked with Kessi, Léa, Ms. Goldberg and.. what's wrong, mommy?"

"Did you touch anything sharp?"


"Did someone get hurt?"

She sealed her mouth.

I said in calmest tone as ever. "Tell me what happened."

"I...stepped on a bee." Her eyes watered. "Kessi was screaming, and everyone was scared. Ms. Goldberg wasn't with us, so..."

She went silent, my heart went lighter.

"I'm sorry, mami." She sobbed. Her noses and cheeks blushed and her mouth dragged down as a steep curve.

"It's okay, sweetie." I hugged her. "Did you bury it?"

"Yes, Ms. Goldberg put it outside the garden."

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"A life is a life, and shall be remembered, well-kept as a memory in our heart." Wrote this of thinking of something funny and also you guys will know the reference of stepping a bee (shrug) Hope this didn't offend anyone here.


TsarKobayashi t1_it7ku73 wrote

The power would be pretty useless in this scenario tho. Since most people would have stepped on hundreds of ants or smaller insects.


TheHecubank t1_it7m156 wrote

I mean, it could be that it counts it if the person counts it. The kid’s number goes up because she considers the bee situation to be killing someone.


ChristmasSlut t1_it7s81h wrote

That's what I was thinking. That or killing and then disposing of the body. I don't know about you but I don't bury the bugs I kill so most people would be at 0.


workphoneredditacct t1_it7l85r wrote

An exterminator would be like a McDonald’s sign. “We’ve stopped counting, but it’s in the many billions by now…”


MojoDragon365 t1_it985k4 wrote

Damnit, how do you type that circle? I need to know


bernice_hk t1_itacfv3 wrote

You mean this one ──── ◉ ──── ?

It may disappoint you coz it's not a very fancy trick.

I have an emoticon keyboard in phone, and simply search "circle" with it, it'll pop up. Used it as separate lines in my novel (ofc not as dumb as this little passage), so always kept in handy in my clipboards.


polopolo05 t1_itavqz2 wrote

then I got a kill count of at least a few hundred... 15 from rats in my house this month.