Birds

Every prompt will center around the topic of birds. Read the prompt and finish the story. As you will see below the prompt is a file you can download. Download this file, print it out and write your story, or download the file, fill in the story, and save it.

Now write your story based on these prompts and see if you can come up with a good surprise ending. There are no wrong answers. All you want to do is let your mind wonder, use your imagination, and let the words flow.

  1. As far back as she can remember, Genny’s family always had pet birds. When she was very young, they had a green parakeet called KiKi, who according to her memory, lived a particularly long time. The most unusual part was how they got the bird, in the first place. Genny’s father worked downtown, and apparently one day, this little bird just flew into the office, through an open window. Since there was obviously no way to know where the bird came from, he put it in a box, stopped at the pet store on his way home, and bought a cage, food, etc. and gave it to Ginny as a gift. She was excited, and…..

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  2. Sheila and Doug wanted to get a pet, but the apartment they lived in didn’t allow cats or dogs. They considered hamsters, gerbils, and other rodent type animals, but finally decided on a bird. Now the big decision was what kind. They looked at parakeets, canaries, finches, and even some huge parrots, but many made too much noise or were simply too expensive to maintain. After much consideration, they finally agreed on getting a…..

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  3. When Norm was a boy, he loved going to his grandparent’s house, because they always had the coolest little parakeets who talked and did tricks. His grandma spent a lot of time training and talking to the birds, and often when he went there, it wasn’t unusual for the birds to be out of their cages, flying around the house. One particular day, as Norm looked forward to visiting his grandparents and the birds, after school, the principal came and got him out of class. There in the office was his mother, who looked like she had been crying. She told him…..

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  4. All summer long, the kids on Harding Ave. played outside together, from morning until it got dark. Often they’d even forget to come in for meals. On a particularly hot day, Michelle went outside, and saw a bunch of the kids, across the street, gathered around a tree, in Janine’s front yard. Even her mom was out there, and they appeared to be looking at something. As she ran across to find out what all the commotion was about, she could see Janine had something in a small box. As she came closer, Janine, with tears in her eyes, told her a bird…..

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