Tuesday, 12 May 2009

The pigeon that got its wish...

I decided to have a day off writing on Sunday, because I could feel a rebellion in the offing. Is it possible to refuse to do something you actually really want to do? Anyway, I felt I was headed in that direction so happily drove off to Northampton to visit friends, minus the usual word count guilt! I had a great day, even if there were a truly frightening number of children at the party... The journey back was uneventful until a couple of miles from home I encountered a pigeon with a death wish. 70 miles an hour on a dual carriageway, with a car on my inside didn't give me many options. It was coming straight at the windscreen, so shutting my eyes seemed the only sensible course! Fortunately it missed, there was a loud thump and lots of feathers. My car seemed fine, and I assumed it had gone underneath. Think again...




Yes, that is a whole pigeon. You can imagine how delighted my husband was when he had to pull it out...

Maybe that was a warning that I'm not supposed to be out frittering my weekends but back at home slogging it out with my laptop! Well, I don't care. I had a lovely day and felt much more enthusiastic on Monday, even if I am only on 35,000 words.

I have taken tomorrow off work to get a serious amount done. So I'm sure nothing will contrive to interfere with that at all...

6 comments:

Captain Black said...

Thank god that cows can't fly.

Lane said...

Scary stuff. For you and alas the poor pigeon. Good job it happened on the way home and not the way there. Could have made the children even more frightening:-)

Hope you got zquillions of words written today. I know you wouldn't have slipped over to f/b or anything:-)

Denise said...

Captain - lol, or sheep!

Lane - Purely accidental obviously :-)

Karen said...

A pigeon flew into our upstairs window recently and killed itself, spookily leaving behind its ghostly imprint on the glass.

You'll know to stay at home writing next time!!

Debs said...

What a grim ending to a fab day. Your poor husband having to remove that from the car, yak.

Hope you managed to get all the writing done that you were hoping to.

motherx said...

Aww poor pidgeon!
Hope you are managing to keep on the fast track with writing. xx