A modern fable: how the birds got their beaks #writephoto #flashfiction


A Fable for Today – why the birds got their beaks?

When the world was young and no one had been trumped and a merkel was a small scavenging rodent, two gods vied to control the world; O’mi and s’tooth. O’mi controlled the creatures of the earth and s’tooth the air. Gradually O’mi’s greater powers of genetic modification meant his creatures began to dominate the sources of food and the creatures of the air, led by the birds called on s’tooth to do something. He went to see the God mother to seek guidance and, because that’s that god mothers do she gave him two wishes. The concept of three wishes is a modern construct and proves inflation is inherent.

He sat, as gods do, on a rather cold and uncomfortable rock and watched the sun rise, shining its golden light on the fields and the woods, the rivers and…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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