Written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction. Story begins after the photo.
Word Count: 250
The Great Birdseed Robbery
The smell of sunflower and millet seeds wafted through the grate. The notorious southside gang, “The Blood Feathers,” made final preparations.
“Smell dat, boys?” said Gino. “Dats the smell of Heaven on Oyth!”
Pepper shivered with excitement. “I’m gonna swim in that boyd seed!”
Gino handed Joe a pair of broken green glass shards tied together with elastic. “Here. Put these on.”
“Night vision goggles. You’re s’posed to wear them when you go robberin’ stuff.”
Joe put them on. “I don’t see nuth…”
“Everyt’ing should look green.”
“Yeah, it’s all green.”
“Good. You keep watch while me and Pepper get dis grate off.”
Gino and Pepper set to work pulling at the grate with their beaks, but it wouldn’t budge. Frustrated, Gino began kicking it. “Stoopid grate!”.
A pigeon in blue landed beside the group. “What’s all this then, laddies?”
Gino turned. “Uh…heh. Officer O’Keefe! How nice to see you.” He whispered to Joe. “You were s’posed to keep watch ya’ ijit!”
“I was! He musta’ been indivisible.”
Gino turned back to O’Keefe. “We was, you know, makin’ sure dat grate ain’t loose. Public soyvice an’ all.”
“Sure, sure, lads. You best be running along now.”
The Blood Feathers departed. When they were gone, O’Keefe keyed his radio. “You lads ready?”
A voice responded. “Got all the birdseed we can carry. That grate off yet?”
“Just two more screws and it’s ready,” replied O’Keefe.
“Good. It’s nice working with the boys in blue. You’re gonna like your cut.”
Author’s Note: This is an ode to the hilarious
Goodfeathers animation from the Animaniacs series.
Each week, Alastair Forbes presents an original image as a writing prompt. All are welcome to join in and write for this literary explosion. Here’s this week’s prompt: http://alastairsphotofiction.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/photo-fiction-october-6th-2013/