Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Story begins after the photo.
Genre: Science Fiction/Satire
Word Count: 100
CHICAGO – For centuries, scientists have believed that the language of birds is nothing more than calls, conveying crude communication. Anders Jeppesen, at the University of Chicago, believed differently. Recently, his sophisticated computer program cracked the code in the speech of Seagulls.
For the past year, the program was worked on a video taken of an encounter between a Seagull from Chicago and one from New York. Here is a transcript detailing the incredibly sophisticated communication between the birds:
Chicago Seagull: Deep-dish pizza is best!
New York Seagull: No! Thin-crust pizza is best!
Chicago Seagull: Thick!
New York Seagull: Thin!
Author’s Note: This week, I’m proud to write a story from my own photo. Yehey! When Shey and I visited the beach at Toronto Island, we found this one seagull that bullied all the others. He’d walk up to them, squawking, and start a fight. Finally, he started a fight with a larger bird and lost. He didn’t feel like fighting any more after that. This pic was taken during that combat.
Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields presents an image (donated by many of the Fictioneers) as a writing prompt for 100 words of fiction. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to join this merry band of literary minds. Here’s this week’s original prompt: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/4-october2013/