Desideratum 

It’s no wonder, a birdbrain you’re, you’re after all a bird. The unknown may attract you; as you’re still to explore the humble abode in which I reside. 

So you come and peck on the window. And yet you don’t know of how I too; strike the same window to escape. If only I had wings like you, for when I once did breached and escaped, I was just caught and brought back. 

So you stupid bird you’ll see, one day I will, successfully I might add, scarper. And on that day I will welcome the unknown and will leave this ‘known world’ behind. 


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Jean L. Hays.

5 thoughts on “Desideratum 

      1. This is what I got from your story. This guy makes fun of a bird because it has a tiny brain and he seems to be disappointed that he does not have wings. However, the bird with its tiny brain is free, but the man although he did escape once, he was recaptured and now he is still a prisoner.

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        1. Yep. That’s it. The last line is the hope that if all attempts fail he will achieve the success by taking his/her own life. Thus finally succeeding and leaving the ‘known world’, thus the emphasis.

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