Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Nest
PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
                                                                                Photo prompt © Roger Bultot

‘Don’t touch those eggs?’
‘I can’t let them turn my room into a maternity ward. I allowed the last pair to hatch their eggs, but no more. The room stinks.’
‘They might get angry.’
‘As in that Hitchcock movie? But it’s no movie and I hate these birds; they have messed up this place.’
He removed the eggs and cleared the window sill of the nest. Soon one of the birds returned; it found the nest and the eggs missing.
At sunset she opened the window and screamed. There were hundreds of birds, frighteningly silent, perched everywhere around the window.
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A post for FridayFictioneers on a photo prompt

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14 comments:

  1. Think of all the bird poop lol payback enough

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    1. that's one way the story could end

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  2. Really scary... You know Aroraji... unfortunately this is such a hard core reality in Bombay... so many people are fed up of birds who thoroughly spoil their balconies and verandahs...

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    1. Thanks Archana, the post is inspired by my experience with pigeons who had converted window sill into a maternity home

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  3. Eek, revenge of the birds. Creepily good story.

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  4. DearArora,

    I smell trouble. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. Good use of man's conflict with his surroundings. Well crafted.

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  6. I can imagine a revenge coming... the reference to Hitchcock was great..

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