Birds of a Feather

100 Word Story


Antonia writes about the fragility of life in the midst of gravity that all pulls us down to earth.

  Gravity has long been the ruling deity for land-dwelling creatures, forcing the skies to remain devoid of any earthly issues. The sole exception is a bird; living masters of aerial flight. 

   But for a mere three-week-old robin, her newly fledged wings weren’t enough to take her to the skies. In fact, her biggest nightmare had come true: falling into a human backyard. One with a dog. 

   The 20 lb. dog was terrifying as its slimy nose probed her feathers. 

   That, however, was nothing compared to the dark shadow looming over her: a human boy. Gratefully, she was warmly adopted.