For this weeks Flash! Friday we had to incorporate Destiny into a story about the following prompt:
Statue of the Republic @ the Court of Honor and Grand Basin, 1893.
Public domain photo.
For Flocks Sake
They said it was suicide. The legend dictated that any who dared try would be struck down. The oldest of them swore he’d seen it happen. Porridge didn’t much care for legends. He stared up at the statue and declared to all that would listen, “I shall make it my perch.”
The other pigeons clucked and cooed. Someone nervously muttered, “Don’t upset the gods, for flocks sake.”
Porridge puffed out his chest, “Don’t be fools, there is nothing to be afraid of. Let me show you.”
He leapt into the air, circling high above the square. He waited until all were watching before diving for his target. His feet tingled as he touched down, but it was simply from the cold. After a few seconds he spread his wings triumphantly and declared, “I told you! Watch me poop on your legend.”
There was a quiet pop and a shower of feathers, a reminder to all to respect the gods.