Downtown Long Beach, Ca., June 20, 2010, 345pm...
A typical scene along the concourse near the Transit Mall, as pigeons happily gorge themselves on bread crumbs, and other tasty morsels, tossed on the sidewalk.
One might think so, but you would be wrong...
The word for this week's 100 Word Story Challenge Podcast, by my friend Laurence Simon, is Bird.
This Meeting is Called to Order
I am a bird, a pigeon to be specific, president of the Pigeon Anti-Defamation League, Long Beach Chapter, an organization created to fight for the rights of pigeons to do our thing unmolested, and not made fun of. We demand the same un-fettered access to public spaces that other critters have.
We also take issue with certain businesses who refuse us access, discriminating against Pigeons, and other birds, in their business model.
However, pigeons being pigeons, getting them to focus during a meeting can be difficult, especially if there is food around. Organizing a mass protest march is near impossible!
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