These are the entries that stood out for me:
James Leisenring 8:42am
Bird: “Should we tell them about us?”
Bee: “We don't have the time.”
Bird: “We should try.”
Bee: “Okay, where do we start?”
Bird: *sighs* “So there was this flower.”
Was a Christmas Miracle, for sure. Hadn't et in eight days.
Slinked to the neighbor's pear tree 'cross the way, but weren't a pear on it.
Was a bird, though.
Colin Smith 10:40am
We tried warning him, but he kept peering into binoculars,
scribbling his notes. He didn’t see it coming. Bludgeoned from behind. He
thought we were serenading him with birdsong. Ornithologists!
Jeffrey Schaefer 11:28am
“Lenny, whatcha’ looking at?”
“I’m not looking. Bird-dogging.”
“See that telecommunications van?”
“Yeah, so? They’re just cleaning up from the storm.”
“Shit Lenny, hadda’ poke around.”
Beth Carpenter 12:53pm
Swans? Now? With a foot of ice on the lakes? Way too many
birds in this stupid song. Wait – got it. Seven Swanson dinners swimming in
Dena Pawling 1:24pm
Blitzen kicks me. Hard. “Why'd you pick THAT paper?”
“It was on top!” I splutter.
But he's right. What can we give four calling birds?
@%^!# North-Pole gift exchange.
How can your uncle Vito want his firebird back? He’s been
dead twenty years.
What do you mean ‘presumed’?
Cecilia Ortiz Luna 11:39am
Bird saxophoning Summertime
That handsome boy with the jaw
Crooning about someone laughable, unphotographable
I dance in their veins
And their notes soar
Steve Forti 9:41am
Dec24: Yitzhak caught me escaping the robbery. Made up story
about following star to magic baby. The gold a gift? Y-yeahhh… (Is now.) He and
Hebir decided to follow. Ugh.
Timothy Lowe 9:30am
“Early birds!” Gregor scoffed.
Dominic’s was a sea of blue-hairs. So much for Christmas Eve dinner.
Marie sighed. “You never plan ahead.”
Surreptitiously, he pocketed the ring.
Results for the rounds, and then results for the whole contest will be posted later.
I'm working on results for rounds 2-4 and as usual, you're being very difficult with all this display of talent.
More to come!