Inside, Outside: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

Photo copyright Douglas M MacIlroy

Photo copyright Douglas M MacIlroy

Inside, Outside

Dumb bird. Dave didn’t know how it got inside.

For 45 minutes he chased it around his studio as it hopped around and squawked, eluding him. He stubbed his toe and spent a few minutes of his own squawking and hopping in pain. (So much for going barefoot.) Finally he managed to catch it. He checked it out and it seemed unharmed, just fatigued. He set the bird free, wished it well, and limped back inside.

As he closed the door he noticed a silhouette in the window. Yet another bird, inside his studio. Sighing, Dave reached for his shoes.

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To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

Art at Mueller

I love outdoor art. Here are a few pieces in the Mueller neighborhood.
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Geode

Geode by Hunter Cross

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I love this spider. You can see the size of it when you compare it to a fellow hiker reading about the sculpture in the bottom right corner of the photo.

Spider by Dixie Friend Gay

Spider by Dixie Friend Gay

Spider (4)

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I passed by this artwork early in the morning. When I looked it up online, I found photos of it open. It is solar powered. I’ll have to go back and check it out in full sun.

Dance of the Cosmos by Jennifer Chenoweth

Dance of the Cosmos by Jennifer Chenoweth