The Case of Missing Real Big Bird – Friday Fictioneers

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s amusing photo was provided by Luther Siler. Thank you, Luther.

I had to really trim this piece. I’m going for funny. I hope it still has the frame intact at least. Let me know if these detectives seem remotely familiar.

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PHOTO PROMPT © Luther Siler

Genre: Humor 

The Case of Missing Real Big Bird

The trail of yellow feathers lead the detectives to Lulu’s door.

“You’re late,” Lulu said, blowing on painted fingernails matching her ruby-red chaise lounge. A bird costume drooped in the corner like an uninvited guest.

“This is the bird?” Hughes retrieved a feather from his coat and compared it with the bird costume, fumbling with his magnifying glass. “It’s synthetic.”

“Aren’t all feathers?” Lulu asked.

“When the man ditched the costume was he naked?” Watkins asked.

Lulu nodded. “This suit is hot.”

“This suit is a fake,” Hughes said. “That means the real Big Bird is still out there.”

“If you say so.” Lulu shooed them out.


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69 thoughts on “The Case of Missing Real Big Bird – Friday Fictioneers

      1. A stuffie!! Haha. Well, I have Michelle. On the stage. I’ve been a mouse, a bunny, a wolf…hmm, I can’t remember what else. They’re very awkward and hot! Yes, I do remember that.

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      1. Amy, I love your Big Bird story! Janet Evanovich wrote a whole bunch of detective novels with Stephanie Plum as her main character and Lula as her sidekick. They are very entertaining. I’m sure Lula has dressed up as Big Bird at one time or another, but I don’t think there’s a big call Big Bird. I could be wrong. Stephanie and Lula always make me feel better when I’m low. I got the same feeling reading your Big Bird.



      2. Oh, you’re so kind, Lily!! Thanks so much for all the info about the books. I’m sure I’ve heard of her now. I’m glad my story entertained and made you feel better!


    1. Thanks, Alicia. That’s what I was going for. I’m pleased! Did you get that Hughes and Watkins are the pseudo Holmes and Watson? As in Sherlock? I’m just curious.
      Thanks for you nice comments!


    1. Thank you, Perry. I’m so delighted to read your comments! Perry, I worked hard on this, with heavy editing. My word count was up to 185. Yikes! I made sure I kept in some of the heat though. 🙂 Bogart would be a welcome guest anytime.


    1. Why thank you, Russell! Glad you enjoyed it. I love your analysis. Columbo and Lulu might make quite a pair. He might actually solve the crime, too. Whatever crime it might be…


  1. Have to comment on the picture – “Big Bird down!”
    (this of course comes from my boyfriend who is a fireman, gets a call during Halloween…seems someone in their costume took a dive at some point and the call into 911, which was then relayed to the fire department was ‘Spiderman Down!… never gets old…)

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  2. That’s some attitude Lulu has. She’s quite a gal. My daughter said some professional performers don’t like to wear what they call “heads” because no one can tell it’s them under there, and they want to be recognized. I think my daughter has occasionally. Good story, Amy, and well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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