This week’s short-story challenge

This week’s writing challenge revolves around a photo I took of a Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor) on Paraparaumu beach near Wellington, New Zealand.

Use the photo to inspire a 150-200 word super-short story – a proper one, with beginning, middle, end and punchline (all super-short stories gotta have a punchline) – and post it on your blog, with the prompt photo and a link back to this blog for others to pick up and join in the fun. of course the story can be about anything.

Oystercatcher on Paraparaumu beach. Copyright (c) Matthew Wright.
Oystercatcher on Paraparaumu beach. Copyright (c) Matthew Wright.

The Variable Oystercatcher is one of three species of Oystercatcher in New Zealand – the others are the unique South Island Oystercatcher (H. finschi) and Chatham Island Oystercatcher (H. chathamensis). Maori call them tōreaLike every bird today, of course, all of them are dinosaurs.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2015


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