Thanks to Donna who is our host for this particular weekly challenge which is to write a story based upon the photo in 200 words or less.
Tom didn’t see anyone.
He looked down.
‘Yeah, I know. Not exactly your Amazon Green or cute budgie, but I wonder if you can help.’
Nervously Tom said ‘Sure.’
‘Well, I sort of got carried away on the wings of love and now I’m lost.’
‘Yeah. Lost my bearings and I’ve got to get back before I’m missed.’
‘I’m a London Raven, you know, one of the fabled ones who live in the Tower?’
‘London? Can’t you get the Tube or something?’
‘Oh very funny. Like I’ve got money to buy a ticket. Hello-oo! Just point me in the right direction and I’m outa here.’
‘Was she worth it?’
‘The object of your affection, albeit misguided.’ Tom chuckled at his quip.
‘Oh, you’re a right comedian! Look, legend has it if the Tower Ravens leave, the Monarchy will fall. I have to get back! I can’t have that resting on my shoulders for eternity! Now can you help me or not? ‘
Tom raised a quizzical eyebrow.
‘OK, Yes she was……’
‘No problem.’ Tom said. ‘Get in. I’m a Taxi Driver and have The Knowledge.’
The raven was hesitant.
Tom grinned. ‘No charge!’