FWF Free Write Fridays – Time and Place Scenario Prompt



This is my entry for FWF – Kellie Elmore’s Free- Write Friday challenge. Last week we all enjoyed writing the time and place prompt. This week we have another one;

It’s high noon. Sun blazing. You awake in a field and birds are pecking your skin… GO!

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It took a while for Jimmy to come round and when he did he wished he had remained unconscious! Birds were swarming around him like something out of a Hitchcock film. He managed to muster the strength to roll onto his front. He had to protect his eyes from the pecking birds.

The mad farmer had obviously fed them on something they shouldn’t have had. Cannibal birds, he had heard of them nesting around these parts.

Jimmy mustered up his strength, began to tense and relax his muscles, he had no idea how long he had been under. Eventually when he felt a few birds fly away, unable to penetrate his leathers. He mustered up his strength and in one swift flapping movement he rose up like a giant. Ear piercing squawks reverberated around the sun scorched skies as the cannibal birds fled over the corn crop, Jim ran in the opposite direction.

He would have to rethink Operation Scarecrow, this old man had far more back-up than he had expected.

25 responses »

  1. I was thrilled that you mentioned Hitchcock in your piece as that is exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote the prompt. That old movie “The Birds” was in the back of my mind 🙂

    Thank you for writing for me again. 🙂

  2. I never could get through Hitchocock’s The Birds. Too spooky. Love this piece of story. Sounds like there is more to it yet at the same time it’s complete. If that makes sense. LOL 🙂

    • Thanks Heidi I know exactly what you mean about it being finished and continuing at the same time. I have always found Hitchcock’s films creepy in a beautiful way – I appreciate the artiness of them. The Birds is one that I always avoided – until a friend of ours won tickets to this secret film show in the city. We were in a Church and they projected birds all around the ceiling, we watched the film – people had dressed as the characters, it was a great night and actually compared to many modern films of this genre it really wasn’t too scary at all!

    • Thanks Annie – The Birds is the only film I have seen where the birds would peck at humans, so I guess it was a natural reference. Glad you enjoyed the read.

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  6. Had the company of a Butcher Bird, and two Honey Eaters here yesterday, with a cold sea wind. All were bellowing their disquiet just on dusk. Birds have something about them when they appear in numbers. As does your story, a science to the unknown, and change in circumstances, all the best with Operation Scarecrow. The build up holds so much for more to happen.

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