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Random Word Drabble Challenge Day 173 word is married, and must start with ‘If that damned bird would just shut up

Stephen Dalton
Fiction Shorts

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The Bird’s wedding at Westminster — Created by Bing AI image creation tool.

A drabble is a work of fiction that is exactly 100 words, no more, no less. I hope you enjoy it. Please scroll and read for at least 30 seconds. Claps, highlights, and comments are optional but very appreciated.

If that damned bird would just shut up, I thought as I sat listening to her prattle about cricket.

I thought maybe the only way to shut this bird up was to stuff it with something.

We married in a regal affair in the courtyard of Westminster Abbey. “You know,” I said, “I arranged a surprise.”

We arrived at Lord’s Cricket Grounds, where she was greeted by her favorite commentator. Her infectious enthusiasm washed over me, starkly contrasting my annoyance about her prattling before.

This bird wasn’t meant to be silenced — she was meant to sing about her favorite sport.

The random word to build the story around is ‘married’ and must start with ‘If that damn bird would just shut up.’

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Stephen Dalton
Fiction Shorts

Stephen Dalton is a retired US Army First Sergeant with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Top Writer in Investing, Business, & Bitcoin!