Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Story About a Bird

Twapt!  The sound both startled and sickened me.  Having lived in this amazing house with so many windows for the last eleven years, I knew that distinct sound well.  It wasn’t a sound of happiness.  An examination of the kitchen windows confirmed my suspicions.  One of the tallest windows had a lingering fuzzy feather stuck to it which was framed by smear marks.  And lying, dazed, on the ice-cold flagstone outside was a small female red bird.  Damn. Continue reading A Story About a Bird