The pair of Cranes looked at the other birds in the large aviary with contempt.
So, it has come down to this? They will have to share quarters with these minions? How they hate the Gobble Gobble and the Cackle Cackle–the constant cacophony of the mindless birds who have never seen the world!
They looked past the fenced roof and saw a flock fly by. How they craved to fly with them and see the world again…
Of course, it is better than the circus I was at earlier. The minions feed me well and my 100 feet x 100 feet home comes fitted with grass to lay on and trees to scratch my back.
But I miss running around the forest with mom. Don’t know when I will see them again.
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Where have all the eggs gone again? Did the birds eat them…but I had buried them in the sand under the tree…
But no one came…well, except the cleaner…but he wouldn’t do that to me, would he? He must know how much my babies mean to me…
Maybe they hatched when I was eating and are hiding in the water already…but where are the shells then?
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The lone Lion replied in response to the pained calls of the Zebra next door.
Enemies by nature, they are brothers in loneliness.
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I see her sad eyes filled with longing across the wired high fence.
Of course, I have three female companions all to myself. But in this moment, for some reason, I feel I never had a choice.
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They have sent me a new ‘wife’! They think she can distract me?
They took away my real wife four months back when she was seven months along. I let them because the guy in the white coat, who treated the pain in my leg, was with them too. I waited for her to return with the baby. But now I hear the two of them in a distance from another enclosure. I called her and she called me right back. I tried to break the walls to reach her but they were too strong.
Now, they have sent me a new ‘wife’! As if I care! Damn these walls!
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He looked at her gliding contently in the water with all her regal grace. He wondered what their children might look like–a mix of her black and his white.
Of course, he will have to ask her on a date first, but hey! a man can dream…
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