Swan Song

I don’t usually read other stories before writing my Friday contribution, but I drew a blank on this picture.  I figured someone would take the Big Bird Idea and run with it and that WAS my first thought.  I have only read four or five but each one was wonderful and a completely different story.

Thanks to Rochelle and thanks to Luther Siler for this unusual photo!



The shiny black marble floor showed no signs of a struggle.  No footprints, fingerprints, or blood accompanied the brutal scene.

Detective Brim took copious notes, as always, and then had the young police photographer do his job.

“Gosh, Chief,” the young lad crowed, “what do you think happened here?  This is just too weird.”

The Chief grinned.  “Well you could say this goose is cooked…”  he chirped.  Chief had a unusual sense of humor.

“It could be the work of that bat out of hell,” he fluttered.

“But that wouldn’t explain the golden egg in the corner, would it?”



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About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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5 Responses to Swan Song

  1. This murder mystery was no turkey, that’s for sure. And was loaded with wit. 😀


  2. Margaret says:

    Great story. I like your detectives. Very funny.


  3. hugmamma says:

    Love your mischievous sense of fun…


  4. Amy Reese says:

    Very funny! I, too, drew a blank at first and wrote a detective story. I found it hard to not write about Big Bird! Nicely done.


  5. hafong says:

    Love the story, Ruth! I would take the golden egg and run with it. 🙂



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