Book cover of golden roses, the title text, and yellow jackets crawling all over

A short story of 5,200 words.

To outsiders, she may seem like a nice older “woman next door.” But the redoubtable Mabel is nobody’s fool—and anything but helpless. When a horde of stinging insects invades her space, they experience her wrath.

This short story by Laura Lis Scott is one of what we hope will be several featuring Mabel.


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