A 100-words story created from the photo prompt, Friday Fictioneers presents us with a new weekly challenge. Here’s my response.
PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy
Rob reared back in surprise when the small bird flew out of the open packing crate. A baby Myna, it swooped and turned, frantic to find the open air.
Shortly, Rob caught him in a butterfly net. He wrapped his hand around the little bird, feeling the speeding heartbeat, wondering ” A zoo? A pet shop?”
The bird stared at Rob, showing no fear. Its hooded yellow gaze was almost hypnotic.
“The others are coming, you fool,” thought the bird. “I’m just the sentinel, the forerunner. You will pay. Oh, how you will pay!”