Magical Monday 87

Posted on April 9th, 2012 in Stories


“Good evening.”  The sparrow hopped toward me, a tiny white scrap clutched in his beak.  ”Tonight our special is the grilled trout, with a side of sprouts and clovers.”

I glanced around the empty patio scattered with chairs, tables set with invisible plates and patrons. “I’m sorry?”

“Are you dining alone or will you be meeting someone?” The bird cocked his head at me.

I checked my watch. “It’s only 10 a.m.”

“We take dinner reservations early.” The bird sighed around the napkin. “I do hope you make your decision soon.  It shall be very crowded tonight.”

The corners of my lips twitched. “How so?”

“Well the grackles will be dining on the crumbs under table seven and the mockingbirds shall be having french fries at table and nine…” The birds eyes flicked to the scrap of paper.  ”I can put you at table three, if you don’t mind sitting next to the robins. They’re quite chatty.”

“That would be fine.” I allowed myself to be lead to an empty table, pulling out a chair and plopping down.  A small second sparrow fluttered up on the table, his black eyes shining.

“Can I get you some bird seed to start? Perhaps a few twigs or grubs?”

My giggles burbled in my throat. “Whatever you think would be best.”

“Of course.” Ducking his head, the tiny bird flew towards the locked restaurant door, slipping through a small crack in the foundation.

And as the robins tweeted only feet away from me, I leaned back and smiled.

For the first time, bird food might be enjoyable.

Stay tuned, Invisible Friends! A new Easter post mañana! 

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25 Responses to “Magical Monday 87”

  1. Joanne Says:

    Ah to dine with the birds. That would be kind of magical!

  2. The Dainty Doll's House Says:

    Wonderful & I agree with the above, it would be magical to dine with birds!! Happy Monday petal, hope you had a wonderful Easter!! xx

  3. Rachel (S[d]OC) Says:

    I’d be careful sitting near those robins though. Robin are kind of messy…if you know what I mean. Keep an umbrella handy! :-D

  4. Faith Says:

    It would be so much fun to be served dinner by birds — love the menu! ;)

  5. Lee Says:

    Repaying the visit. Love your site! And wonderful writing, and love it even more because you are a texas gal!

  6. Lady Fi Says:

    So cute. Hope you had a good Easter.

  7. Natasha Says:

    I love this story, and the sparrow was so adorable. I hope you had a good Easter.

  8. Krysten Says:

    Aw what a sweet story!

  9. marie Says:

    So fitting for a bird and spring to be at the center of your story. I feel like I eat birdseed because I very much like nuts and seeds.

  10. Couture Carrie Says:

    Lovely (and yummy) post!


  11. Rocky Mountain Woman Says:

    Make a reservation for me also, will you? Sounds wonderful!

  12. Pam Says:

    What an interesting restaurant.

  13. Bonnie Says:

    I love how the birds all have personalities!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  14. Patricia Says:

    And I thought I was the only one who dined with the birds. I love when they’re in the yard when we’re eating ~ hopping, tweeting, flying around keeping us company. Your imagination is a total delight!

  15. Marjie Says:

    We had my daughter’s birdies visiting for the weekend! They are so cheerful!

  16. Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook Says:

    Cute post! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
    Happy Monday :)

  17. peachkins Says:

    How was your weekend?? this is such a nice post…

  18. Audrey Allure Says:

    Lovely post! :)

  19. Leslie Says:

    I have a bird-loving friend who would love this!

  20. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    I hope you had a wonderful Easter. This post is cute.

  21. Mary Jo Says:

    Love birds! So adorable!

    xo Mary Jo

  22. joeinvegas Says:

    Sorry, I’ve never been in the mood for birdseed.

  23. vianney Says:

    such a sweet piece,

  24. Hotly Spiced Says:

    This will definitely be a dining experience to remember. I can’t wait to see a copy of the menu xx

  25. Charlotte Says:

    This is just the cutest little story :) Love it!

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