Their Latest Act – Friday Fictioneers

It’s time for a 100-word story with Friday Fictioneers, a writing group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Thanks, Rochelle for your leadership every week. Thanks to Roger Bultot for providing this week’s photo.

My story follows. 

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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

(Horror: 100 words)

Their Latest Act

The taste of metal tainted her tongue. Laine shook the salt shaker into her mouth. No use. The blood was still there and she spat it out, crouched with her hips off the floor.

Her mother had loved the green parrots who flew in from Mexico. They had watched their mating dance once from her patio, their gentle fluttering of feathers high in the sky. It was a performance for her, her mother would say.

No mother, it never was. They have the power of flight and beaks for pecking your eyeballs of your sockets until you’re blind. That’s all.

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For more stories from the Fictioneers, click here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

This week’s photo challenge is Half-Light.

Share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story.

I actually wrote my poem for the photo. These little birds sure enjoyed this puddle after a rain.

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Two little birds
companions in the liquid light
dunk their heads
it feels just right

For more photos in the Half-Light, visit the Weekly Photo Challenge site.