They say that birds of a feather flock together. So when she saw a large, blue feather float down from above and land on the sidewalk right in front of her, Amanda instinctively looked up to see where it might have come from.
It was hard for her to see much as the sun was almost directly overhead, but when her eyes adjusted, Amanda was able to see a large flock of bluebirds overhead. But what struck her most was that there were other feathers, similar to the first one she saw on the ground, now spiraling down all around her.
At first it was just a few, but then the volume of feathers increased until the ground was literally covered with blue feathers. Amanda had never seen anything quite like this before, and as she was wondering about it, she heard something hit the ground behind her with a plop-like sound. When she turned to see what it was, much to her shock and surprise, it was a bluebird, dead on the ground and missing many of its feathers.
A few more plop sounds near her, each another bird falling to its death from above. One hit her on the shoulder, bounced off of her and onto the feather-covered sidewalk.
In a panic, Amanda looked for the closest door she could find and ran inside the lobby of an office building. Other people were in there, looking out of the large, plate-glass windows, wondering, as was Amanda, what the hell was going on.
“It’s all over the internet,” someone who was staring at his smartphone yelled. “Twitter is down. It’s been hacked and its little bluebirds are falling down out of the cybersphere.”
Written for yesterday’s Thursday Photo Prompt from Sue Vincent. She actually posted two intriguing pictures and this is the second of the two images. If you’re interested, here’s my response to the first image.