Today for the Friday Black and white challenge I wanted to share this picture of a lone bird on a dead tree. I decided to write a very short for this challenge. A black and white challenge with a difference.
The lone bird
A bird sang sweetly sitting on the trunk of a dead tree. He knew that he had exposed himself to the vultures all around, but he needed his two minutes of glory. He desired that his song be heard and his face be seen by the rabble. He longed to be loved and adored. He yearned to be wanted.
The other birds looked at him sadly. They knew he was loved, they knew that he sang better than most but he didn’t know that. He deeply hungered for praise and adulation, but no one had time for such things. They all had a life to live and they were busy living it.
“It could be his swan’s song.” said one. Precisely at that moment a vulture swooped down and, in a flash, flew up into his nest. No sweet songs were heard anymore from that dead tree trunk.
Does writing a story make the black and white challenge more interesting?
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A nice photo and story. I like black and white photos.
Black and white does suit some pictures. Thanks for reading and commenting on my story.
Great shot and wonderful story. You have a talent for writing.
I enjoy writing stories, I have one account just for this.
It’s a good idea to have this story accompany the black and white photo. I like it.
Thank you dear Lacho, I am often stumped when it comes to black and white photos.
that is a tough story, first that the sound was not one that made the bird happy with what it created. Second because in the end, it was gone.
i wonder if the story isn’t a tale of today.
Probably , it was written in one of those short windows when I was not too happy. I am not sure.
a friend of mine says
if I took away all the things that make you happy now, would you be sad or would you go find new things to make you happy?
My answer will always be the same I will find ways to keep myself happy.
that is a great answer – some would say I would be sad. It takes experience to know that happiness taken, can be replaced.