Julia is into birds this week on her 100-word story challenge. Here’s what she says: “I am very lucky to have a garden and even luckier that a variety of birds visit each day. At the moment we have 2/3 blackbirds who are really ruling the roost so to speak. They are beautiful song birds I know, but they are having a conversation. You can tell with the intonation of the sounds and the responses from another birds.
So, your prompt this week is to write that conversation!”
So I did. It’s below the picture.
OVERHEARD CONVERSATION OF BLACKIE BIRD AND HIS FAMILY
“Mama … we’re hungry!”
“Yeah, we’re hungry.”
“I’ll check on Dad’s progress.”
“Honey, found anything?”
“Not yet. Those dang Cardinals grab everything in sight!”
“They think just because they’re so splendid to look at they should get the best of everything.”
“Hey, two worms! I’ll grab ’em.”
“Oh, look out! Kitty-Kitty’s comin’ at you at 2:00!”
“If I run, I’ll lose the worms to the Bluejays.”
“Barn-a-Bee’s on the roses. Call for help.”
“Hey, Barn-a-Bee, Kitty-Kitty’s crouched to attack. Help!”
“On my way. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … SMACK!”
“Great hit! Right on the nose! Thanks, Barn-a-Bee, old pal. I owe you one.”
I actually got the idea for this story from a whimsical poem my mother wrote many years ago, titled “Wish I Were A Bumblebee.” You can read it at this link.