General Fiction posted October 22, 2018

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A Tale Of Mother's Love

The Sacrifice

by prettybluebirds

Circling and swooping. Diving and cussing. The barn swallows harass their nemesis, the cat.

Blossom, the cat in question, saunters unconcerned with her tail held high to taunt her small tormentors.

The swallows fly ever lower as desperation overrules common sense; a baby swallow is on the ground ahead. One brave swallow drops close to peck the cat on her head.

Blossom leaps.

The baby swallow will live at the price of his mother's life.

75 Words Flash Fiction contest entry


Long ago, we owned a cat that would ignore the barn swallows until they got brave enough to attack her. The cat would then leap into the air and grab one. The birds never seemed to learn their lesson. It made me feel bad for the birds but there wasn't much I could do. 75 words
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