“Shut those dogs up.”
“Yes” I was already out the door. “Hannibal! Lector! Come!” I walked towards the frenzied barking. Hearing ‘ Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaak Bwak Bwak Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaak.’ I ran.
I saw red. Blood. Feathers. Anger. Talons. Inside the coop, wings wide it swooped, talons first. I screamed to scare. For help. Picking up a length of poly pipe I swiped. Now it was the hunted. I raised my pipe to hit again and again.
Suddenly I saw myself. My reaction to terror the same as that I decried in my country. My role now – Peace: protect the chickens, love the hawk.
In response to Charli from the Carrot Ranch and her prompt for this weeks 99 word flash fiction where she asks:
October 19, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a raptor. Let your imagination take wing, or dive into natural science. Tell a story about flight, talons or tail-feathers. Create a myth or share a BOTS (based on a true story). Set the raptor in a spectacular place or focus on bird itself. And for clarification, raptors are eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.
Respond by October 25, 2016 to be included in the compilation. Rules are here. All writers are welcome!