I wrote this story based on my own experience living with anxiety. For the longest time, no one knew what was wrong with me. Test after test came back negative but my symptoms were very real. The best way I could describe how I felt was that it was like I'd swallowed a swarm of angry bees and they were buzzing through my body, all day and night.
This story helped me process what was happening to me. It was, and is, a part of my healing.
Local artist, Brooklin Holbrough, brought my words to life with her incredible illustrations.
To those who have felt the buzzing of the bees,
I see you.
Once upon a time Pixie inadvertently swallowed a swarm of angry bees. She tried everything to get them to leave but they hung on tight and filled her entire body with buzzing. No one else could see or hear or feel them and they could not understand what was wrong or how to help. Pixie was alone in her pain until one day...