A response in not as much avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/sting/
Thinking about the word, the first thing I wondered was, what is the past tense of this sucker? Stang? Of course not! Because that would be too easy. Sing, sang, sung; Ring, rang, rung. It’s not Stought either – bring, brought, brought. Or Stinged – ding, dinged, dinged.
Oh, English. I can’t just blame your spelling system this time.