Children in a small fishing village find a body on the beach that is covered with sea debris. The children play by burying him in the sand until the adults discover the corpse and decide that it must be given a small funeral. The men carry the body up to the village so that the women can prepare him for the funeral while they go to neighboring villages to ask if anyone can identify the drowned man.
Un grupo de niños juegan en la playa de un pequeño pueblo de pescadores y en las olas, aparece un bulto que se va acercando. Resulta ser un ahogado, cubierto de alga marina, piedras y criaturas marinas muertas. Los hombres van a los pueblos vecinos para averiguar si el muerto proviene de uno de ellos, mientras que las mujeres limpian el cuerpo y lo preparan para su funeral.
A young boy is obsessed with his bi-cultural identity and grows bitterly isolated from his older brother, who emigrated to the US with their mother to join their father. Years Eaten by the Bees is a cautionary tale about what happens when narcissism builds in a relationship between two brothers and their failed perceptions of each other.
First published in West Branch Magazine.
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