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100-Word Challenge for Grownups # 134 – Blackbird Conversation

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.

 

BLACKBIRD ( TRI-COLORED) - PUB DOM

OVERHEARD CONVERSATION OF BLACKIE BIRD AND HIS FAMILY

 

Mama!”

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!”

MEOW!!#%$!!#$%!!”

Great hit!  Right on the nose! Thanks, Barn-a-Bee, old pal. I owe you one.”

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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.

 

Photo courtesy of http://www.public-domain-image.com/blackbirds-pictures/close-up-of-a-female-tricolored-blackbird-agelaius-tricolor.jpg.html

 

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20 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grownups # 134 – Blackbird Conversation”

  1. Fun Story 🙂 Your Blackbirds lok a bit different to ours – thicker all black beak. Ours have a yellow beak and yellow ring around the eye. But they too enjoy worms and insects. Mr & Mrs are building a nest in the neighbours shrubs at the moment so maybe we’ll bave baby blackbirds hopping around the garden in a couple of weeks 🙂

    1. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. I love birds, and we have a lot of them in our area. I have a huge Blue Spruce tree in my front yard, and a family of Cardinals made their home there this spring. Two other years a Mockingbird made it home. I just have such a hard time getting pictures of them because they never hold still. The photo for my story came from the site I listed at the bottom, so I can’t take credit for it.

      1. Yes, they don’t sit still for long do they 😉 I envy you your Cardinals – I don’t get anything that bright in my London garden. Hope you get the chance to get some good photos in future.

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