Transition of Thoughts

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100 word fiction: Birdie #AtoZChallenge

100 word story: Birdie

PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

As she sat there looking at the young lady furiously typing away on her keyboard, the birdie kept wondering as to how the world had changed in matter of weeks.

She hadn’t experienced cleaner air in her entire lifetime. With the absence of vehicles on the road and aeroplanes in the sky, there was no noise to contend with whatsoever. It was so unusually quiet that she could do whatever she wanted anywhere without having to fly away scared.

Just as she was lost in her wistful thoughts, the lady gave her some food. She had missed this a lot.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

I am taking the A to Z Challenge 2020 with Blogchatter and my theme is Microfiction

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21 Comments

  1. Anagha Yatin

    Birdie must have been amused to see the humans in cages and her folks free.
    Topical tale!

  2. Yeah, the world will have to take note of those little things (which are the real big things, in fact) too.

    • transitionofthoughts

      And that’s what hopefully should be the biggest learning from this crisis.

  3. Since the beginning of the crisis, there are a lot more birds around. Cats too 😉 Great time for Nature, hope it will continue like that (I mean, for Nature, not for humans! We have to change)
    Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué

    • transitionofthoughts

      Hopefully we can be the change we want to see. Amen to that!

  4. alpanadeo

    Birdie has witnessed the change. It reminds of the famous Bollywood movie dialogue – “Sab Samay Samay ki baat hai”. Its just the matter of time.

  5. It would be nice if once this is over we really did think more about the environment – maybe not jump into our cars and planes so much again.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Yeah Iain I guess that would be the biggest takeaway (if I can even say that) from a crisis like this. But I fear that once this is over, all maybe forgotten in the hurry to get back to the ‘normal’ life as we knew it.

  6. I like the end of your tale. Humans do some good too.. that is my topic for tomorrow.

    Here is today’s:
    Book Review of Route 13, Namysaysso

    • transitionofthoughts

      I guess a crisis like this goes a long way in teaching us humans what we are running behind and what we should be care about. Hopefully we can be the change we want to see even once all this is over.

  7. You make a good point, birds in town have to sing louder to get above the noise of the traffic, now she’ll be able to give her throat a rest. Nice take on the prompt

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks Michael. My only worry is whether these changes will last as we all may go back to our bad habits sooner rather than later and the environmental concerns may go for a toss.

  8. Mike

    This birdie echoed my thoughts, lovely to have a little peace and quiet, and fresh air, but sadly at a very high cost.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Yeah maybe this is a nature’s way of making us realize what we all knew all along.

  9. Is it my imagination, or does the birdsong seem unusually loud this year ?

    • transitionofthoughts

      Maybe it does considering how all the damage we humans have done to environment over the years has suddenly stopped. Hopefully this positive change to our environment and surroundings can last longer.

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