This is my first stab at a new weekly flash fiction challenge, but you all know how much I enjoy them. This one is host by Charli Mills on her blog Carrot Ranch Communications. Weekly Charli posts a photo and challenge and asks writers to use no less and no more than 99 words to respond.
This week the challenge centers around a raptor. The photograph at left inspired my story idea and I hope you enjoy. please leave a comment if you will.
Anderson watched the evil bird circle as his fingers drummed on the old oak table holding his rifle and its ammunition. This raptor had snatched another of his breathing stock just moments ago and when it returned for dessert Anderson would make it another prize for his taxidermy filled back wall in the cabin.
Sure, they were majestic creatures, but much more so when they stayed aloft and didn’t thin the herd.
“I am ready anytime you want to try again old bird,” Anderson said.
The screech announced the time was nigh, so he shouldered the weapon and waited.