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Brotherly Love

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Photo Prompt – Douglas M. MacIlroy

Gilbert fell from his chair when the email arrived. The attached photo of one of North America’s rarest birds was the holy grail among ornithologists. His brother George, unskilled in the art of bird identification, did not realize the value of such a find. He must be warned.

“Whatever you do, don’t release that bird!”, Gilbert gasped in the phone.

Gilbert underestimated George’s abilities and his need to right past wrongs. A course in Photoshop taught George all he needed to know to pull off the prank. As the small bird flew into freedom, George laughed.

 

Friday Fictioneer’s is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and Douglas M. MacIlroy for this week’s prompt

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16 thoughts on “Brotherly Love

  1. Hi Keith, your comment got spammed. Maybe my response will take you off the no-fly-list. Anyway, thanks for reading my post Brotherly Love. I am glad you liked it

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    1. Gilbert is a domineering older brother who has little faith in his brother George. This is the result of a lifetime of put-downs. Never underestimate little brother. Thanks for reading Dale!

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