The birds and the statue

The birds and the statue

It’s a strict rule at this beautiful spot that the birds must respect human artwork, just as the humans respect the birds’ environment and try and keep it clean. “You must, especially, never drop messes on the human statues,” the birds are repeatedly told as they learn to fly and obey the rules. “We don’t … Continue reading

Early birds

Early birds

It’s pouring rain and 7:30 on a Saturday morning, and a flock of birds out back is hard at work hunting worms. No weekends off for robins and quail, and why isn’t it robin and quails? Is there no fairness in this world, that fragile beauties such as these must toil in the cold and … Continue reading

Words at play

Words at play

It’s recess time for Ball and Volley, and guess what they’re playing out on the school yard. But Her and Sock are having trouble getting together for a game…and the spelling teacher is off in the break room and can’t help. Sitting on a bench, Clart, the new kid from the wealthy part of town, … Continue reading