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Friday Fictioneers – Migration

6 May, 2016

I’m sure you have all been refreshing your inboxes and WP newsfeeds for the last five hours, wondering where my Fri Fic has got to, but you need refresh no longer for here it is! It’s been a busy week here at Reclining Towers so time has been a rare commodity and I have had to apportion less of it to considering Rochelle‘s prompt pic.

grey-day-with-pigeons-roger-bultotCredit for this week’s photo goes to Roger Bultot.

I’m soomewhat behind my usual Ficing schedule but I believe I’m not too late to leap on a ferry to Froggy Island where FriFicers share their Fic every Fri.
My 100 tardy words are below. Feel free to read them and to leave some commentage.

 

 

Cows lie down before rain. Dogs whimper, anticipating thunder. Animals have always had greater appreciation of nature than humans.

Birds rest in our coastal town, after their springtime oceanic flight and before their migration northwards into the wooded wilderness to breed. But this year the telephone wires were overbooked for weeks, not days, as the visitors waited, waited.

Until one morning, they had gone. North, we assumed.

Then the first cottonwool smoke drifted through the streets. By evening, the air had thickened, blackened. We evacuated, flocking southwards to safety in the next town. Where the telephone wires were already overbooked.

 

 

 

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14 Comments
  1. I was getting a tired finger from all that refreshing πŸ˜‰

  2. Wow, well told. Sounds like a bad bushfire coming. Those birds, harbingers indeed. Disaster coming

  3. The wisdom of crow(d)s

  4. Always hard to get a reservation, regardless.

    Witty and fun, worth the wait. πŸ™‚

  5. Mike permalink

    Yep them birds know best. Well penned.πŸ™‚

  6. I like the overbooked wires. The birds know best.

  7. Natural instincts persevere. A thoughtful story this week.

  8. Animals always seem to know when natural disasters are about to take place. They’re closer to nature than we are these days. Well done, RC. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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