Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • Startled by the deafening squawking of birds
    That fall into the generic category of blackbirds,
    I ran outside to see a flock stretching
    for what seemed to be at least a mile
    across a sky of blue.

    And as I marveled at this sight
    Hundreds landed upon the autumn branches,
    above
    to feed a bit.

    Suddnely a BANG from a neighbor's shotgun
    and with a
    Swoooooooooosh
    of fluttering wings
    They were gone.

    A bittersweet reminder
    of the cold to come
    Then I retreated to
    the confines of my
    Home.
    • Share

    Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.