The Essential Problem

Photo by: Roger Bultot

Like many across the city, Jeff had caught the Pigeon Virus. Quarantined, he sat on the roof of his apartment building with his also-infected neighbor, Bill.

“This virus is a pain,” said Bill.

“No kidding,” said Jeff.

“Stuck at home.”


“I’m sick of watching Netflix all day.”

“You’re avoiding the essential problem,” noted Jeff.

“Right. You can’t go to restaurants.”

“That’s not it.”

“No concerts.”

“Still avoiding!” Jeff opened a beer.

“Running out of toilet paper?”

Jeff turned to Bill, whose head had also become pigeon’s head. “Never mind. Just open the last bag of birdseed. I’m hungry.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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27 Responses to The Essential Problem

  1. They’re sort of like the avian equivalent of Gregor Samsa

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  2. granonine says:

    Thanks for the laugh. I won’t be able to unsee that picture for a while 🙂

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  3. Dear Eric,

    Nope didn’t snort a beverage. 😉 But I did snort. Or chirp if you will.

    Shalom and stay well,


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  4. bearmkwa says:

    Good one! I half expected something of hanging over the edge and letting it drop….

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  5. msjadeli says:

    Talk about a surreal mindbender. Either these two are pigeons, and I learned today that pigeons watch netflix, or these two are humans hallucinating with the ergot in the bird seed. In either case something I want to stay far far away from. 😉

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  6. LOL. Well, here’s to them pigeons. Their cousins are on my AC as I type, doing the Irish dance …

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  7. Tannille says:

    If that’s fate, it might be time to jump off the rooftop! 😀

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  8. Great one. The ending was unexpectedly hilarious!

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  9. Hahaha, funny twist! I wonder if he knew his head was now a pigeons.

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  10. Dale says:

    We can always count on you to give us a laugh, Eric. Thank you!

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  11. draliman says:

    That sounds like a nasty virus!

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  12. pennygadd51 says:

    Once upon a time, bird seed quite often contained marijuana seeds…well done, EagleAye, managing an entertaining take on our present predicament.

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