Sunday Photo Fiction… BIRDBRAINS



Huffing and puffing, Cheryl never thought she’d be doing this.  Hated the outdoors, liked looking at it, just not being in it. It had all started with a phone call.

“Hello, Ethel.  Before you ask again, remember Caller ID.  What’s up?”

“Birds!  Let’s go Birding!!!”

“What in the hell are you talking about, Ethel?  What’s ‘Birding’?”

“It’s where you look at birds.  They’re really pretty, and you learn a lot.”

“Really?  Just what are we going to learn?  And how are you such an expert”

” I got a book at a yard sale, it’s all the rage now.  You go out in the woods and look at birds.  I’m going Saturday; please say you’ll come.”

So Cheryl, against her better judgment, agreed to go.

“Dammit, Ethel!  Slow down!  I don’t like this mud.   I see one more barbwire fence, I’m quitting.  Are you sure you know where we are?”

“Don’t be such a baby, of course, I know.”

“Well, all we’ve seen are brown birds, I haven’t learned a damn thing, and where’s the pretty ones in your book.  I need a coffee.”

“I don’t know; I thought we’d see them.  I think the road’s over there, I’m ready for coffee.”

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I don’t think I’ve done a Sunday Photo Fiction before.  My friend at Momus does and his will be SciFi, probably a star cruiser crashed in that field.  When I saw this photo prompt, a story started writing.  Go read Eric’s and the other SPF Stories also.

24 responses

  1. You bring out the characters well. Time for coffee!

  2. Excellent! I think your title tells it all!! Lol…

    1. It does sum those two up at times, thanks, Deb.

  3. A good story that tells the disappointment that often comes with birdwatching!

    1. Glad you liked it. Kind of like a recipe that turns out all wrong.

      1. Nothing like the picture!

  4. Lovely dialogue and nice take. I think we could all do with a coffee!

    1. Thank you, I’ve known those girls a long time. Appreciate it.

  5. Coffee versus brown birds? No contest. I’ll have a cake too while I’m at it!

    Check out my Photo Fiction!

  6. Haha. Cute story. They go birding and well no birds. I think coffee couldn’t come soon enough for Ethyl and especially Cheryl. Good job!

  7. Welcome to Sunday Photo Fiction Ted 🙂

    I go birdwatching sometimes, and this explains the disappointment perfectly. I love it. I agree with everyone else – time for a coffee 🙂

    1. Thank you. I’ve seen Eric’s stories here and was waiting for one to kick in with a story.

      1. Looking forward to him coming back 🙂

  8. I loved the title, fitted the story so well.

  9. Haha! I don’t think they wanted to go “birding” after all. Coffee sounds so much better! 😀

  10. Ha.. love the characters… I think you need to look for beauty in brown.

  11. The Oracle Jasmine Kyle | Reply

    I secretly yearn to be a birder. I am newbie from the Steve Martian Movie. Anyway I loved it!

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