There was a shooting. A young man, twenty five years old. He was well known in the Mucorapi area of the town.  Many of the town’s people were taken aback as to why he would be killed.  Parents of the deceased were speechless as to what their son could have possibly done to be shot by anyone.  The twenty five year old man was of African descent. He was 6’5″, dark skinned with hazel brown eyes. His wear was modest as he worked for a printery not far from his home. There were no missing objects from his person, so it was ruled by the police, not robbery.  This part of the town being well spaced, neighbours rarely saw each other, so some mysteries went unheard of by many.  But this, this was different. There was never any deaths in this neighbourhood. From early as was remembered, all were of high moral standing toward their fellow human.  This was a peaceful neighbourhood.  A young woman in the crowd that has been gathering, saw that the torn hole in the corpse was in the shape of a lightening bolt. As she pointed it out, everyone withdrew from near the body with alarm as this was indeed super strange.  When the other authorities showed up, the area was cordoned off and a makeshift tent was placed over the body. Another set of agents in white suits and protective head gear came to the site to work on the mystery at hand.  What could have done this to the human body? Is there an invasion of other beings among us? Those were the questions that played on the minds of the people present. They the onlookers began to speculate and started texting messages to family and friends. However, there was more to come than they all expected!!


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Brief Bio. Name: Vearna Gloster Titles: Beekeeper, Pre- School Teacher, Independent Researcher, Innovator, Poet and Forthcoming author. Business: Arg's Enterprise for Pollen and Pure Honey Founder of: Bee Active Initiative Member of: Trinidad and Tobago Beekeepers Associaton Phone: 8682746677l Email: Website: Vearna Gloster is an active Beekeeper for the past (10) ten years. Her broad and optimistic approach in beekeeping will open and enhance new levels of understanding in our local beekeeping industry. She is an activist in the promotion of saving our Honeybees by spreading the knowledge of the vital role of these amazing insects in our survival. Vearna is the founder of ‘Bee Active Initiative’ which help young children store information and help in the conservation regarding the role of Honeybees in the “green” survival of humanity. Vearna was featured in the Sunday Express Mix Music Section at #1 on the top 12 Indigenous Chart for her piece on ‘Honey’, capturing the state of our local honey industry in November 2014. She has been an awardee in the Special Prize Category of the NIHERST Prime Minister’s Awards for Scientific Ingenuity in 2015 with her Solar Bee Hive Vent and was featured in the Plenty Sport E-zine Issue #19 in January 2016 as ‘ The Honey Bee Runs!’ As an independent Researcher in the beekeeping field, she is currently working on Honeybee Botany in Trinidad and Tobago which also brings with it the understanding to the link of the medicinal/nutritional value of the plants/ trees/ shrubs and our honey. She is a forthcoming author of the ‘Sun Goddess’, her first poetry collection.