Weekend Writing Prompt – Peristeronic

Published August 1, 2020 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section.

(A mini history lesson in 53…Of cabbages and kings, of pigeons ant things.)

PERISTERONIC

“Cher Ami.” said Grandpa, “was a hero of the Great War. The Krauts shot a hole in his chest, blasted out his eye and blew off his leg. Yet nothing could deter him from his mission.”  

“He must’ve been a tough.”

“Yessir. Two-hundred of us doughboys owe that tough carrier pigeon our lives.”       

October 4, 1918

19 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Peristeronic

  • The not-exactly-consenting but diligently enlisted pigeon messenger of war …
    They saved lives, didn’t they?
    (I prefer to look on that side of the equation, and not on the messages that might’ve cost live .. ugh I do so hate all war!)

    Hugs
    Na’ama

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  • They don’t make ’em like that any more, do they, m’lady?

    Also, have you thought about petitioning WP with the backing of the Fictioneers?
    And does anyone have a good alternative site?
    Maybe we should ask WP that question.

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    I remember this original story! Amazing how these often vilified birds came through. And like Na’ama said, we’ll focus on OUR side of things.

    Shalom and lotsa love,

    Dale

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    • Dear Dale,

      You could say I kind of cheated. But then it was my story to begin with and that was four years ago. Right? Of course, right!

      i certainly don’t want to glorify war, but Cher Ami was amazing, wasn’t he?

      Thank you.

      Shalom and lotsa high-flying hugs,

      Rochelle

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  • Great story, Rochelle.

    We newbies to the wonderful world of WP’s Rochelle-ville would not have seen your previous posts (or art). Like other things in my life, ‘it’s new to me.’ So not cheating.

    As for as the animals (beasts of burden), we continue to use them in war and peace. As with Cher Ami, awarded the Croix de Guerre Medal, many animals are considered heroes by warriors and are so-honored.

    Peace (we can dream),

    Bill

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