October 19: Flash Fiction Challenge

I love to see birds of prey soaring on the air thermals so high in the sky.
Thanks Charli for this beautiful photo challenge this week.
You can view her original post here:
https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/12307624/posts/1194034772

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‘Follow me!’
The group took formation behind the leader, aiming down towards the building below, a small bungalow in the suburbs.
One whispered to the guy on his left flank
‘Is he sure about this?’
‘Yep. Says he comes here all the time, and they haven’t failed him yet.’
‘But this isn’t normal!’
‘True, but why bother if someone else is going to do all the work?’
Lining up in a regimental row on the wall, the birds waited.
Sure enough, a human came out and placed scraps of bacon before them.
‘See? So much better than road kill!’

Note:
When we lived in Poole, we had a buzzard visit our house regularly who became quite partial to smoked bacon scraps.  We called him Claude, and I could get within a couple of feet of him.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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9 Responses to October 19: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Fantastic turn of feathers, so to speak! I like the perspective you take in the flash and the BOTS behind the inspiration.

  2. ruchira says:

    I too enjoyed the perspective behind these huge birds 🙂

  3. Deborah Lee says:

    Nice twist, and a fun flash!

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