This is a follow up of my earlier post on the same prompt.
PHOTO PROMPT © Janet Webb
The human trials of Wasparin the slender-waist-drug derived from yellow-jacket hornets gave promising results initially. The volunteers lost fat from their waist and attained the ideal hip-waist-ratio.
The fashion-industry looked forward to its successful outcome and strategized their products and marketing campaigns around the ideal waist size of 24 inches for women and 29 inches for men.
The cardiac-industry declared high hip-waist-ratio a risk factor for heart-attack.
Unfortunately adverse drug reactions surfaced at this stage. More than 90% of the volunteers suffered from benign bilirubinemia – characterized by yellow skin and intense itching.
‘This is the Hornet’s ward.’ commented Alec Smart.
Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.