Every Wednesday Madison Woods posts a picture prompt to challenge writers to create a 100-word story or poem or anything that works for you. then post your work on your blog. additionally, on friday, you go back to her site and post a link to your blog entry in the comments on her Friday Fictioneers post.
I’m going to try to keep up with this, as should you. give it a shot. i prefer to stick to 100 words, but she doesn’t mind either way. not everyone has the time to sit and write, revise, edit, revise, edit, etc. until getting it down to 100 and telling everything you want to tell.
Although this week’s picture is called “Buzzard,” I’m choosing to think of it as just a bird. I expect many submissions will be similar, but here’s this week’s picture and my 100 words –
“Wait!” Jimmy whispered, ducking behind shrubs. “There it is!”
“The bird?” said David.
“Shhh! I’m serious,” Jimmy warned.
“Are you nuts?”
“That bird killed three people.”
“Kids at school,” Jimmy said. “Cops only found blood and chewed bones.”
“You’re an idiot for believing it.”
“They saw it pecking the bodies.”
“I’ll show you pecking.” David found a rock, then pushed through shrubs. “Hey! Stupid bird! Present for you!” A rock sailed by. The bird merely cocked an eye.
Behind Jimmy, leaves crunched. A pungent exhale blew the hat off his head.
The bird squawked, merely cocked an eye.