Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Today's #flashfiction The Birds Of The Bridge

“Have a ball.”
Albert Spalding* #quote

If the opposite of a fork is a spoon then what is the opposite of a mitochondria? Anyway onto the flash fiction!

The Birds Of The Bridge

          Several families of birds made their nests in a cozy bridge that crossed a river near a beach. The humans didn't bother them too much since it was too difficult to get under there and get at the nests. On one sunny Thursday many young birds started leaping from the bridge to learn how to fly. Shirley The Sparrow wouldn't do it.
          “I'm not jumping!” She insisted over and over, “I'm not going to just jump off a bridge because all the other kids are doing it.”

           Her parents pushed her towards the edge, “You're jumping off this bridge this instant!” And with a final nudge Shirley was forced off the bridge. All the cool bird kids were doing it. Shirley started off into the air, wishing that perhaps it would have been better if her jump was from a tree. Either way, she soared.  

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