One Minute Fiction — Birds on the Wires

Cyranny offered up her photo above for this week’s One Minute Fiction challenge. The objective of this challenge is to prompt us to take a minute to write a piece of flash fiction inspired by the photo. I’m not doing that this week. Instead, I’m going to respond with a bit of a stream of consciousness post.

When I saw Cyranny’s photo, two things came to mind. First, I saw three birds on telephone wires on a rainy, cold day. My view of them was through a raindrops-covered window with bare tree branches in the background, making me think it was a winter rain. And then I just felt sorry for these three birds outside in the rain on a cold winter day. Those poor birdies.

Second, the 1990 movie starring Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson, “Bird on a Wire,” popped into my head.

I know I saw the movie, but I don’t remember it at all. So I looked up the synopsis on IMDB and here’s what it said…

Rick has been given a new identity by the FBI for helping convict a drug dealing FBI agent. Fifteen years later, his former fiancé recognizes him. Rick’s FBI ‘minder’ has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him. There are many subsequent chase scenes as Rick and girlfriend revisit his former haunts.

That didn’t help. I still don’t recall anything about the movie. And I have no interest in watching it again, as it apparently wasn’t a very memorable movie. It only got a 6.0 (out of 10) star rating from IMDB, a Metascore of 36 (out of 100) from movie critics, and a 26% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer.

Apologies to Cyranny and anyone else who was expecting a piece of short flash fiction.

14 thoughts on “One Minute Fiction — Birds on the Wires

  1. Ron. December 29, 2022 / 3:21 am

    Saw it, too. Also don’t remember it.

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      • Marleen December 29, 2022 / 10:38 am

        It does look funny.

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  2. pensitivity101 December 29, 2022 / 1:28 pm

    I saw it too and can’t remember much about it, though I think I laughed a few times.

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  3. donmatthewspoetry December 29, 2022 / 2:29 pm

    When I first saw the pic I thought it was yours and I was going to congratulate you. Ah well. Something to aspire to Fan……

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    • Fandango December 29, 2022 / 10:17 pm

      My photos are never that artistic.


      • donmatthewspoetry December 29, 2022 / 11:01 pm

        Take note of and work towards creativity. I thought that pic was very creative. Who would have thought to take it through a raindrop window to accentuate winter? Most would go outside for pic. We all learn by watching how others do it.

        Don’t forget the concept of framing your target……..

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  4. Nope, Not Pam December 30, 2022 / 1:54 am

    Come on Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn, gotta be better than 6/10 just for perve appeal

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