Great description of your pain, Jack. You made me cringe. I’m scared of being stung, but it only happened in childhood.
Perhaps you were stung and didn’t know it. I say this because one afternoon while playing tether ball in the garden with my brother, I felt a prick underneath my foot and just thought it must have been a little twig between the grass blades. But when I looked, there was a bee! It didn’t really hurt much at all. It was then that I realized that it was more the anticipation of the sting than the sting itself.
Must not be true of the wasp.
Ha! Medium wants to tag love, life and poetry!