Birds Not of a Feather Suzanne W. Vincent
This week I saw a robin in my yard. That means something in the western United States. It means spring is definitely coming despite all the doubt that harsh January and February snows brought with them.
Soon to follow that robin were woodpeckers and magpies and seagulls and others, a new and welcome cacophony of sound and color and motion in my back yard when only a week before it had been nothing but the raucous calls of very monochromatic ravens.
Our selections this month are something like those birds–poly-chromatic. Not much alike at all, different habits, different diets, different plumage, different places on the avian food chain, but they all appear as March approaches. So to our stories for this month.
From Danielle Friedman, a returning Flash Fiction Online alum, we offer “A Song, Against the Metronome.” Heartbreaking. There is nothing else to say.
From Charity Tahmaseb, a new take on that classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, titled “Straying From the Path.”
And finally, from David Barber, a time-bending take on the evolution debate, “Mrs. Darwin Has Visitors.”
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