Breakfast for Two

This week at Friday Fictioneers, Rochelle has chosen the photo below as or writing prompt. 100 words.

Sylvia was one of those people who made friends wherever she went. Real friends — not the superficial kind in which one outgrows the other.

After Sylvia started a couple of kitchen fires, her children decided it was time for a nursing home.

Truth be known, Sylvia was terribly lonely. And then one morning, a bird perched on her windowsill as she ate her breakfast. She slowly cracked the window and shared some toast crumbs with him.

Soon, the bird began showing up every day at 7:45am.

One morning, the bird found the window closed.

He waited, but Sylvia never came.





© Douglas M. MacIlroy

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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