Friday Fictioneers: This is for the Birds

Each week Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. Click above to see this week’s entries. The pic is reprinted below

My story is printed below. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more.

This is for the Birds

Two elderly men on a park bench:

“Who’s a buzzard?
“You are, you old gizzard.”
“Who’s a gizzard?
“You are, you old goat”
“Now you’ve gone too far”
“Too far? You old fart.”
“I accept buzzard and gizzard. They’re in the bird family. But goat is a mammal. And now you’ve called me a smell. You’re mixing your metaphors. Next you’ll call me a shape shifter.”
“You are like a shit shafter.”
“And that’s a simile, moron.”
“Bird brain…. How’s that for a metaphor in the same family? Woodpecker, cuckoo, cockatiel, and silly-assed goose?”
“Okay… you’ve made your point.”

Randy Mazie


41 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: This is for the Birds

    • Yes. Along with the odd couple, I believe it was Arte Johnson from laugh-in, Art Carney and Jackie Gleason, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, my Uncle Harry and Uncle Sid, and a few pigeons who dropped a few lines on me as i sat in the park feeding them. Randy

    • Yours did too. I left my comments on your site, and I stopped making payments on my mortgage immediately. My wife read your post and is giving me dirty looks. Ouch, she just cuffed my ear. Have a good one, Randy

    • Glad you enjoyed yourself… I think one the men mentioned that they saw your head going by and worried that one of the buzzards might get to it before you could retrieve it. I liked yours with its open-ended meanings. I made her into the town prostitute, someone had murdered her (an envious wife perhaps)…

    • Thank you for the read and your compliments. How nice! I’ve just come from your curious and peculiar story of the gents carryin’ that long rectangular box from off the table, and glad my buzzards were around long enough to help me write and think outside “the box” for the story as opposed to possibly being “in the box” for the story. So that being said, I see three critters – the body (whatever/whoever it is)in the box, a real buzzard (having been near or circling around the body or bodies), and a dead dog (which one of the gents named Buzzard, but the other gent thinks should been called Bud)… but what do I know, I’m only some old buzzard myself. Thanks again, Randy

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