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Today’s Writing Prompt: A Bird with a Broken Wing

Imagine you’ve just stumbled upon a bird with a broken wing and write about it. Before you begin writing, consider: Where are you? What does the bird look like? What do you do next? Are you alone? Etc.

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My Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

A Bird with a Broken Wing by K.E. Creighton

I was standing at the bus stop for the number nine at the edge of the city, watching the sun rise in between two large mirrored buildings when I heard the faint squawking. I looked around and only saw concrete. But the pitiful noise continued. So, I kept looking up and down and side to side, as casually as I could, hoping not to draw attention to myself even though I was the only person standing there.

Eventually, less than a minute before my bus was to arrive, I located the source of the pitiful noise. Underneath the front bumper of a rusted yellow sedan to my left, a small grey bird was splayed on the ground. When I kneeled to get a closer look, I could see that its wing was contorted in an unnatural direction. And instinctually, I began to coo at it and tell it everything would be fine, although I didn’t know how.

I heard a voice behind me say something. And when I stood to respond, a woman who was likely in her early twenties swooped down and placed the injured bird in her jacket. She mumbled something about being late to work again, then told me to get in her car, the sedan the bird had been underneath. Right after we pulled away, the bus arrived.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

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