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Bee afraid, bee very afraid …

If you’re looking for a way to spend a lazy Sunday evening, then stop over at The Bees Are Dead for the best in dystopian poetry, prose, art and photography.

There’s some haunting poetry by Jonathan May and Jon Bennett, as well as some stark, vivid photography of abandoned buildings by Kathryn Nee.



Credit: By ADBGVA (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

The Bees Are (Still) Dead

If you’re in the mood for some excellent apocalyptic or dystopian reading, then do remember to stop over at The Bees Are Dead.  We recently have been fortunate for the opportunity to share dark visions from poets throughout the world, including Edilson A. Ferreira, Jason Ramsey, Jonathan May, Jonel Abellanosa, Andres Rodriguez, Marianne Szlyk, Stela Xega and Scott Thomas Outlar.

I myself am especially partial to May’s outstanding poem, “The Wolves;” its imagery is both nightmarishly vivid and expertly rendered.  You can find it right here:

“The Wolves,” by Jonathan May

And be sure to peruse the poetry, short stories and photography by all of our contributors.


The Wolves Pursuing Sol and Mani.jpg

Photo credit: By John Charles Dollman – Guerber, H. A. (Hélène Adeline) (1909). Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas. London : Harrap. This illustration facing page 8. Digitized by the Internet Archive and available from http://www.archive.org/details/mythsofthenorsem00gueruoft Some simple image processing by User:Haukurth, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4722868