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on: February 08, 2021, 05:24:44 AM
Cast of Wonders 365: Blame it on the Bees

• Author: Rachel Menard
• Narrator: Tina Connolly
• Host: Marguerite Kenner
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter

"Blame it on the Bees" is a Cast of Wonders original.

Click here to listen to Episode 365

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I can’t find it. Digging through my drawer, shoving aside patchy band shirts and pilled hoodies, I feel for the soft fabric of one, very important Sex Pistols tank top. My fingers hit the base of the drawer. No shirt.

Maybe it’s in my bed.

For the first few weeks, I slept with it wrapped around my pillow, cheek pressed to the chipping paint on the logo. That was when it still smelled like Haley, like strawberries and her baby powder deodorant. When I closed my eyes, I could see her in it, the way the soft cotton hugged her body. She’d left it here because we’d gotten caught in the rain on the way home from the skate park. I’d slid it off her wet skin, around her draping curls of strawberry blonde hair, and kissed the lingering rain drops on her shoulders. She tasted like salt and cool rain.

A pain hits me in the gut. I need that shirt.


Tags:    Cast of Wonders, death, Fantasy, flowers, grief, hairbrush, Jeremy Carter, LGBT, Marguerite Kenner, Modern Fantasy, Rachel Menard, romance, skateboarding, Tina Connolly, Young Adult fiction