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The Pigeon Lady

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 6 May 2016

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot
It was her custom to walk around main street and feed the homeless birds with bread crumbs. The local paper called her the pigeon lady.

She was Asian and about five-foot tall. In her early 70s, deep lines surrounded her face. Sporting a nón lá conical hat worn by peasants in her native country, the woman carried two bundles containing her possessions placed on both ends of a pole resting on her right shoulder.

On the day she died, as if to mourn her passing, a flock of pigeons were seen perched motionless on telephone lines against a darkening sky.


May 4, 2016 at 7:19 pm 40 comments

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