Flash Fiction #172


PHOTO PROMPT © Jilly Funell


Pouter Pigeon

I think that my pouter pigeon would make a great presidential candidate.  He couldn’t be worse than the one we have now.

He could be the bird brain who struts around on his tiny hands feet, with his chest puffed out, thinking that he was God’s gift to all females.  He would be the unending source of incomprehensible tweets.

He’d constantly have Washington, and the world, all aflutter, and produce lots of unintelligible noise and great streams of bullshit guano.  Dab a little cheese sauce on his head, and the average American MAGA voter would elect him in a second.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a Prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

Friday Fictioneers


16 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #172

  1. Hahaha! Loved the satirical sarcasm! 😉


  2. 4963andypop says:

    Nice use of metaphor…more parallels than those of us to your South would like to admit. I love the bird imagery and then, of course, Twitter! Cheeze Whiz is the perfect touch. Funny and none too flattering.


  3. Interesting take on the prompt. Nice job


  4. Abhijit Ray says:

    Brutal analogy!


  5. jillyfunnell says:

    I feel your pain – we have a dubious bunch of the pigeon people in the UK who talk guano and do that chest-out and strutting thing to a tee. Meanwhile they try to peck out the single hen who’s trying to sort it all out. At least I think she’s trying. I’m not sure of anything political any more.


  6. lisarey1990 says:

    Interesting take.


  7. I’ve always thought Cheeto, but Cheese Whiz works just as well. As for the pigeon, he’d probably lose the guano war. Washington is floating in it these days….


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