fi50Empty Nest is the prompt for this month’s Fiction in 50 words #Fi50 flash fiction.

This monthly challenge was the brainchild of Bruce Gargoyle, but is now continued by the Ninja Librarian herself, Rebecca Douglass.  You can get all the prompts and sign up here…  or just post your fifty-word story on your blog and leave the link on Rebecca’s post for the month.

As suggested in this post I decided I needed to do more environmentally related flash fictions – and posts generally. That and scifi and fantasy. My flash fiction generally tends towards those though. The ’empty nest’ prompt made the subject matter somewhat obvious to me. I hope it isn’t quite that obvious to you!

Empty Nest

The golden eagle lifted away from its craggy nest. Two beaks demanded food.

The shepherd guarded his sheep, the hunter stalked the deer; no chance there.

A fox devastated a grouse’s grassy nest. The eagle swooped on the last chick.

Back at its crag, some gamekeepers had stolen its young.

© 2018 J M Pett

The Wild Side of Life by Chas Moonie: Golden Eagles &emdash; Golden Eagle

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#Fi50 Fiction in 50 words | Empty Nest

13 thoughts on “#Fi50 Fiction in 50 words | Empty Nest

  • 26 September, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Ouch, there’s no justice is there.

    • 26 September, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Not much! Lovely to see you out and about again 🙂

  • 26 September, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Heartbreaking. Excellent job with the prompt.

  • 26 September, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Interesting take on the prompt, and good writing.

    I have a 20-year-old and two HS seniors. I’m counting the days till my nest empties.

    • 26 September, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      You’d best get over to Rebecca’s blog to see how it feels!

  • 29 September, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Wow. That’s some powerful truth. Works on several levels. (Happens to animals, and it happens to people too. #KeepFamiliesTogether)

  • 1 October, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I didn’t expect that, but it fits so well.

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