Copyright - Jennifer Pendergast

Copyright – Jennifer Pendergast

She took him completely by surprise. She knew things most girls had no knowledge of, much less talked about with such passion. He hung on her every word as she told how she’d watched the first ones come off the truck.

“Its power is intoxicating,” she beamed, “and despite its size, it seems to float effortlessly.”

This girl was too good to be true.

“What do you think of the new colors?”

“Colors? I haven’t seen any new colors, but who knew they’d cause no allergic reaction?”

“Allergic reaction?”

“Yeah, the Super Bee is gentle and completely resistant to pesticides.”


Talk about a communication breakdown! Thanks for reading. Check out more Friday Fictioneer 100 word stories about real bees here.  

39 thoughts on “Yeah, It’s Got A Hemi

  1. pattisj says:

    And a Hemi, too! Great title.

  2. wmqcolby says:

    Another fun story by “Hunny” Briggs (yeah, I’m sure you got that a lot!). Fun read!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      😉 you know it Mr.

  3. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Honie,

    She sounds like the perfect woman. Keep the car, 86 the boyfriend.



    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Dear Doug,




  4. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    I had to follow your link, darling — I’m afraid the only thing I can contribute to a conversation about cars is whether they’re pretty or not and if they have an accessible cup holder for my coffee. That is pretty, though, and would look adorable in yellow with a black stripe.
    Oh, and since no one else made a Honie/Honey reference, consider this mine.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Helena, darling, yellow with a black stripe, what a sporty look! Your Honie/Honey reference is sweet.

  5. Joe Owens says:

    Girls too good to be true. I heard that rumor, but it was too late when I learned some are and some aren’t.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      You know what they say Joe. If something seems too good to be true…

  6. troy P. says:

    I know as much about cars as – well – as I know about breathing underwater, so like Rochelle, I must thank you for the link! Also like Rochelle, I have to commend you on the crisp back-and-forth between these two.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks, Troy. I was hoping the reference wouldn’t be too far off, but decided a link might be a good idea just in case. There have been many times when I’ve uttered the words, “Oh, I thought you were talking about…” (insert totally different topic here).

  7. rgayer55 says:

    I love the misdirection of their conversation. A friend of mine had a Dodge Super Bee back in the 70s. It was yellow, but without stripes.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      What makes it so great is that they are both so sincere in what they are saying AND what they think they are hearing. It has happened to me on more than one occasion. HA!

  8. Dear Honie,

    Thank you for providing the link without which I’d have been lost. Bumble bee butt stripes. There’s a description to die for. Sharp dialogue.



    1. Honie Briggs says:

      It’s funny what we think we hear all because we are attracted to the speaker. The super bee muscle cars are making a come back. Let’s hope the honey bees do as well.

  9. Sweet! Like a yellow Barnie, except it’s a bee.

  10. Linda Vernon says:

    Haha! This sounds like a conversation my husband and I would have! Hah! This was much fun!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Funny. My husband and I got to know each other because of a conversation about communication, or rather miscommunication.

      1. Linda Vernon says:

        Oh interesting. Just like in the movies! If you haven’t already, you should write a story about it! 😀

  11. I am giggling all the way to the coffee pot!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Good. Giggle BEFORE coffee. Otherwise it comes out your nose. That’s no fun. 🙂

  12. Sandra says:

    Cross purposes – in a big way. Nice one!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself prattling on about something totally different from what someone thought I was talking about. So far though, the embarrassment has been nominal. 🙂

  13. As far as the Super Bee, how’d you like to have bumblebee butt stripes? Really, I ask you! 🙂


    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I know! What are those guys over there at Dodge thinking? Too funny.

      1. I guess since they’re vertical, they’re slimming. 🙂

        1. Honie Briggs says:

          Oh, yes, that’s probably what they were going for. It’s so interesting to me how much sex and machismo have gone into an industry that has left an entire city bankrupt. I’m studying performance management right now, and am fascinated by the fact that much of the early writing about this topic, Peter Drucker’s, now considered the benchmark, were based on analysis of General Motors.

  14. artsifrtsy says:

    Gotta love a Mopar reference!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I took a chance someone would find it funny.

      1. artsifrtsy says:

        Well played – I kinda prefer the original Super Bee – seemed more massive, more like the photo above when you pulled up next to one at a stoplight.

        1. Honie Briggs says:

          Exactly. Heavy metal, a force to be reckoned with. Besides, who ever heard of a gentle muscle car?

          1. artsifrtsy says:

            No one! But there were some undercover muscle cars – I had a 67 Buick Riviera, 454 with over 400HP – it was like driving the world’s fastest couch.

  15. Brigitte says:

    Honie, I’m sensing a theme to the ridiculous goings-on of someone whose name rhymes with peener. I’m with you. And I’m on the road soon. Seriously! How are you my friend?

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      On the move, eh? Drop me a line once you’re settled. How am I? Fine. Just fine.

      1. Brigitte says:

        I was just kidding around with my comment. It fell flat. Anyhoo, that’s all anyone talks about where I am and the Hemi reminded me of Huma…sure, you should have picked up on THAT. Jeez, I’m tired and all this Weiner on the brain is making me a bit nuts. Will do — drop you a line and glad you’re fine. Just fine.

        1. Honie Briggs says:

          I did actually “pick up” on your reference. I bet you are sick of hearing about it. I’ve followed the headline just enough to get the gist that it’s nothing new for this guy. Not stunning, but certainly stinging for everyone involve even though it is business as usual.

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