Madison Woods‘ photo prompt inspired all kinds of stories in my brain this morning — everything from comedy to horror. So, I’m especially looking forward to reading the variety of stories posted by the Fictioneers.
If you’d like to read them, click here.
The Ugly One
I’m so ugly. Revulsion secretes at the mere mention of my name. Vulture. And now, it is used as a vile metaphor to describe a politician, the most abhorrent of creatures—the vulture capitalist. I should sue for defamation of character. Alas, character is all that I have.
I shan’t ever hope to grow into the beauty of my distant relative, the Ugly Duckling. Or rise to poetic stardom as did the Raven.
Still, I consider my blessings each time a car unsuccessfully swerves to miss my next meal. Imagine a swan pecking away at road kill. Nevermore.