A View From the Bridge

March 29, 2017 at 5:13 pm 38 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 31 March 2017

Fatima Fakier Deria

Photo Credit: Fatima Fakier Deria

From where she stood, Abby could see clear blue sky and boats anchored safely in the harbor.

It was a perfect day to release Petya, the name she gave to the seagull, that she nursed back to health. A month ago while taking a walk along the beach and enjoying the view, Abby found the injured bird shot with a pellet gun.

Freed from its metal cage, Petya hesitated for a moment and looked at Abby as if asking for her permission. But sensing the wind, it finally spread its wings and soared to the heavens to reclaim its birthright.

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  • 1. Keith's Ramblings  |  March 29, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    That’s nice! If Abby would like any more gulls, we have a bit of a problem with them in my part of the country. There’s one tapping its beak on my window right now! Shoo, go away!

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    • 2. plaridel  |  March 29, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      keith:

      i think she’s good for now. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Dale  |  March 29, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Sweet! Such a lovely act of kindness!

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    • 4. plaridel  |  March 29, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      dale:

      somebody has to do it. she was ‘it’. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. rochellewisoff  |  March 30, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    This story is uplifting and lovely. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 6. plaridel  |  March 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      rochelle:

      thank you for the comment. i find it very encouraging. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. draliman  |  March 30, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Good for Abby! I loved the bit about the gull hesitating as if asking for permission.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  March 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      draliman:

      when i was a kid, i let go of my pet bird. the hesitating bit came from the memory of seeing it wavering before flying away.

      Reply
  • 9. gahlearner  |  March 30, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Such a lovely story, like a breath of fresh air.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  March 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      gahlearner:

      thank you. glad it worked for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover  |  March 30, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Lovely. I loved the sensing the wind.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  March 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      life lessons of a dog lover:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. Iain Kelly  |  March 30, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Sweet tale this week. Nice.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  March 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      iain:

      thank you. i decided to take it easy this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. rgayer55  |  March 31, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Sweet story, but honestly I kept expecting her to get shot again. Even nature can be cruel. I saw a story where this group had rescued an injured seal and nursed it back to health. Upon release, it swam out about 50 yards and a killer whale gobbled it up. No happy ending there (unless you’re the Orca).

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    • 16. plaridel  |  March 31, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      russell:

      it would have been an unhappy ending, but decided to give it a break on the last minute.

      Reply
  • 17. granonine  |  March 31, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Awww. Just what we need–another thieving seagull ๐Ÿ™‚

    By the way, that rightbrain/leftbrain thing on your site drives me nuts. I can make it go either way any time I want. Does that mean I have NO brain?

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    • 18. plaridel  |  March 31, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      linda:

      the rightbrain/leftbrain thing only proves that you’re special. you’re one of the few who can do it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. yarnspinnerr  |  March 31, 2017 at 7:09 am

    That is such a lovely tale.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  March 31, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      yarnspinnerr:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 21. Alicia Jamtaas  |  March 31, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I enjoyed where you took the prompt. Like and so very kind.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  March 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      alicia:

      i’m glad you did. thank you.

      Reply
  • 23. Michael Wynn  |  April 1, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Wonderful, told just right to get the sense of a successful rehabilitation and release back to the wild.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  April 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      mick:

      hopefully, it was well worth it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. Bjรถrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  April 1, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Having just read a story about the menace of gulls, yours was quite the opposite.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  April 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      bjรถrn:

      gulls can be nasty, indeed. perhaps we’re intruding on their domain too much?

      Reply
  • 27. neelwritesblog  |  April 1, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Glad you kept it positive till the end. What a nice little act of kindness. And a wonderfully written story as well.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  April 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      neel:

      isn’t it nice for a writer to change the outcome of his or her story? thanks.

      Reply
  • 29. Sarah Ann  |  April 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Beautiful imagery, and very tender and touching.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  April 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      sarah ann:

      your generous comment is much appreciated. thank you.

      Reply
  • 31. mjlstories  |  April 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Sweet!

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    • 32. plaridel  |  April 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      miranda:

      thank you for your comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 33. amiewrites74  |  April 1, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I can feel the wind and that feeling of freedom. Great story, and well done!

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    • 34. plaridel  |  April 3, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      amie:

      thank you. i feel encouraged. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 35. Indira  |  April 3, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Loved it.

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    • 36. plaridel  |  April 3, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      indira:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 37. yuhublogger  |  April 4, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I loved this one. So positive! Abby is wonderful.

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    • 38. plaridel  |  April 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      yuhu:

      it was worth the effort. thank you.

      Reply

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