It’s time to write another piece for Friday Fictioneers! Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who hosts this venture. Each week Rochelle chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing.
PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy
The significance of a bird
“What is it?” she asked.
He watched the bird make an attempt to free itself.
He looked across the desolate landscape.
“A living creature,” he said. “Another sign of life, at last.”
The bird watched as she put some crushed apple on the ground.
“Let’s see if it eats some,” she said.
He looked at her sleeve. “Pull out that loose thread and tie it round this thing’s leg.”
Gently, he put the bird down. It squawked indignantly and flew off.
He shrugged. “Perhaps it’ll come back,” he said. “And bring others. That would really tell us something!”