The Maud Manoeuvre

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Photo by Roger Bultot

Although worms were hardly a gastronomic delight, when Maud died and was reincarnated as a brown sparrow, she embraced her new life with vigour. She’d been a heavy human, but now felt almost weightless as she sailed through the sky. She even invented her own little swoop, diving almost to ground-level then appearing to hop in mid-air before soaring up again. She called it the Maud Manoeuvre.

Her favourite pastime, however, was perching on the wire outside Number 22 with all the other sparrows. And shitting on her ex-husband as he left for work. She called that manoeuvre Just Desserts.

(100 words)

It’s been a while. I’m a little rusty and a day late, but here’s my silly (as always) offering for Friday Fiction. Click on the link below to see what other writers did with the prompt.

For more from me try this one: 100 word stories

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22 thoughts on “The Maud Manoeuvre

  1. BRAVO!!!!! Great to see you, El!!! And funny as ever! Maybe even funnier. I read it to Rochelle while she was driving — and she laughed hysterically. She also says she will be commenting forthwith and says she loves it, loves it, loves it! I just got back from an eleven-month absence from FF myself.

    Five out of five toilet paper rolls for the ex. He’ll need it — certainly not the birds since they took off already. 😀

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  2. Hope I come back as a seagull. Bigger poo. Fab. Brilliant to see you back!!

    Tracey

    On 7 May 2016 at 12:44, EL Appleby: Short Stories wrote:

    > elappleby posted: ” Although worms were hardly a gastronomic delight, when > Maud died and was reincarnated as a brown sparrow, she embraced her new > life with vigour. She’d been a heavy human, but now felt almost weightless > as she sailed through the sky. She even invented he” >

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  3. Dear EL,

    Well phooey. I thought I’d posted a comment. Apparently the iPhone is not mightier than the desk stop. I tried to chime in with Kent. So happy to see you here. Rusty? You? Not a chance! Love the story…practically rolled my car. Applause!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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