Book cover, Mabel and the Yellow Jackets, by Laura Lis Scott, with an illustrated yellow jacket against a black background
An early cover for “Mabel and the Yellow Jackets”

To outsiders, she may seem like a nice older “woman next door.” But the redoubtable Mabel is nobody’s fool, and she’s anything but helpless. When a horde of stinging insects invades her space, they experience the wrath of a woman who’ll have none of it.

My short story “Mabel and the Yellow Jackets” is free—as in free free, not just subscription free—this weekend, February 23–26, on Kindle. So far, the little tale has one review (5 stars) that says, in part,

The more I read, the more I found myself liking Mabel, her strength, her unapologetic recognition of her circumstances, the fact that she doesn’t whine and doesn’t apologize for her curmudgeonly ways.

If you’re looking for a little entertaining read, check it out. I hope you like it. I’d love to hear what you think—here or elsewhere. The initial release is on Kindle Unlimited, so if you have that, it’s free anyway.