Why I Can't Fly

[<] [>]  by Deneen Ansley

13 June 2009

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Drabble Challenge #40

Prompt: dreams

The Baby Bird peered from under his father’s feathered wing and dreamt of flying.

The Ancestors said to him in gifted visions: “We remember the sky and it was glorious!”

Father Bird said: “This is an important part of your heritage.”

Day and night, which all seemed the same, Baby Bird practiced flying – at last achieving a promising lift upon the Arctic Breeze.

One day the rookery exploded into cries: “Here come our mothers with food!”

Rushing forward, Baby Bird excitedly conveyed his dream and progress to his exhausted mother.

Mother Bird exclaimed: “Are you crazy? You’re only a penguin!”




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