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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Musical Micro Pigeons

Susan from Stony River sets a weekly
Challenge Picture each Monday,
where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.

On Brighton Beach the pigeons were discussing guano bombing raid tactics from as far back at the 1940's.  (104 characters with spaces)


"I Tourist here" said the visiting pigeon.
"Look see mate, I no can do Pidgin English." said his friend.

(106 characters with spaces)


Bert on the theme of pigeons:

Remembering others at Christmas Time:

What's this, a singing cat?


  1. Good ones! The first one made me laugh. Thanks! Great job.

  2. Amazing..
    Both were very well written :)

  3. Love them both....the second a little more than the first... :)

  4. Yay Bert doing the pigeon dance!! yay!!!! LOL!!!

    What fun micro-fiction stories about one of my favourite birds! Take care

  5. Very good stories. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays to you!

  6. Love the first one! The second one made me laugh.

  7. Thanks for the laugh!

  8. Love your captions for the picture - they (and Ernie) gave me quite a giggle this morning! ;)

    MMMM: Politically Correct Holiday

  9. Nice tie in with the Pigeon theme! LOL

    My DH and I were singing that same Band Aid in the car the other night and my girls thought we made up the song. LOL Um....no....Then, it came on the radio on Christmas Day and they finally believed us.

    Happy New Year!

  10. video of Bert was hilarious!

    the pigeons are now bi-lingual..very funny stuff!

  11. The captions on your pictures had me laughing out loud! Love the videos too!

  12. Both clever Madeleine, well played!

    No-one seems to have got my subtle sense of humour this week. :)

  13. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Do They Know It's Christmas! I could listen to that over and over and over!!! A message that surely needs to be heard over and over and heeded!!!
    Thanks for sharing it!

  14. I just love Bert.
    Both great choices.
    Happy New Year , everyone!

  15. Nicely done MMs. Love the pun.

  16. I went to school at Brighton Beach only it's here in the states, in Brooklyn, NY
    the pigeons there most often discussed hot dogs and how to steal them ;)

  17. Very clever, Madeleine.

    You did a great job!


  18. Thanks for the laugh, Madeleine! I love the pun.

  19. I can always count on you for something clever on Monday :) Thanks for the video (I was trying to find this one earlier, though I couldn't remember exactly what it was. Does that make sense, lol?)

  20. Pidgin English--very clever!

    Happy New Year.

  21. You are really good at this 140 character photo meme! love it.

    And very fun song choices too.

    Have a joyful week! :)

  22. Oh well done! I just had to edit my post after reading yours!

    So that was the home guard's secret weapon!

  23. Mui Guano Madelaine!!!
    Loved them Both, have a Happy New Year

  24. I was once a victim of one of those successful bombings and it was such a spectacular hit (I was in my kitchen whites and too "unclean" to return to work), that I've no doubt my story lives on in pigeon folklore.

    Speak pideon no prob fo me, sista. I stay Hawaii t'ree year.

  25. I think your captions for the photo are adorable, the first one better than the second.
    I love anything that includes Sesame Street or the Muppets.
    The Feed the World song brought back memories and tears (can you believe the hair, too). I can't believe how long ago that was and how appropriate it still is for Africa and many other parts of the world. Thank you for reminding us.
    Looking forward to your selections next year. HUGS and happy new year to your family!

  26. Ha - those tall tails of guano bombings
    great stories

    thanks for the visit

  27. Ha, "pidgin!" Very punny!

  28. Bless everyone for dropping by and commenting. This blog has given me so much pleasure over the past few months and it's all down to you lovely folks. :O)

  29. Pidgin English, lovely! :)

  30. For your double "takes," I shout BRAVISSIMO! (And thanks for the video feeds. <-- Both inspiring!)

    Happy New Year, SparkleFarkle~~~~~*

    P.S. Why is that cat singing?! LOL!

  31. Very cute captions! I lovve the second one and Bert is the icing on top! :)

  32. That's a nice pick up line, Madeline, "I Tourist here!"


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