Tag Archives: bird

Born For This

An ostrich, a penguin, and a barn swallow walk into a bar.

The ostrich and the penguin seem uncomfortable. “Are birds like us allowed here?” they ask nervously.

“Follow my lead,” says the barn swallow. “No one will bother you as long as you sit at the bar ‘n’ swallow.”

This story is based on a prompt suggested by @Matt_LRR.

The Tweet Detective

Head tilted to one side, the Tweet Detective listened intently.

There it was: “Caw-tweet-caw!”

“I must know what species of bird that is!” cried the Tweet Detective. “It will solve the entire murder!”

He thought for a moment, then withdrew his iPhone, opened Twitter, and asked the internet for help.

This story was based on a title suggested by @Beryllium.

The Bird-men of Startaria

With their beady eyes and sharpened beaks, the old men from Startaria looked eerily birdlike. They were experts in appearance manipulation. Plastic surgeons and anthropologists from around the world spent lifetimes trying to learn the Startarians’ secrets.

But when questioned, the old men just made cooing sounds in their throats.


“What do you think would happen if a yodeler got turned into a zombie? Would it cry for our brains with yodels?”


“Ok, stupid question, fair enough. Oh man, you know what would be really freaky, though? Zombified birds. Because they could fly.”

Sometimes I really hate my friends.

@DashP responded to a request for two nouns and a verb with the words “zombie”, “yodels”, and “fly”.

Blinded by Passion

When you’re in love, everything looks like a butterfly.

That was Barry’s experience, at least. He’d just met The One: she was beautiful and smart, and she had an amazing voice.

Unfortunately, Barry discovered, not everything was a butterfly, and blue jays like him can’t digest candy wrappers very well.