It’s another burst of spring creativity, sponsored by Ciara O’Neal and Kaitlyn Sanchez. Many thanks to them, the judges, and the generous prize donors. So many wonderful entries already!
How to Father Fledglings (149 words) As a mother, I’m too busy with a new brood in the nest. I expect, as my replacement, that you'll try to do your best. Now address your fledglings, Papa: TWEE TWEE CHEEP CHEEP TWEET TWEET TWEET! "Ok, listen up now, children. Let's go. Hustle! Move your feet!” Time to teach the art of flying, though their feathers are brand new. One of them just cleared the grass, barely made it...what a crew! Can you demonstrate by flitting back and forth between the trees? Uh-oh! Now they all are whining, “We are starving! Feed us, please!” Now's the perfect time to coach them how to search and catch some worms. They must learn the kind of grip to tug a worm out if it squirms. I am sure that you're exhausted and deserve some nest time, too. Maybe they'll be independent by the time our next brood's due! Whew!