BlogFestivus – Day 4

The Challenge: Write twelve 144-word posts revolving around “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The posts, written daily for 12 days, are to include a different item from the song.

The Instigator: Blogdramedy

The Item for Day 4: Four Calling Birds

The Person trying to get caught up with the Challenge: Me

Ready? Go!


Jim had about 60 miles left before he reached his parent’s house. By choosing to skip the highway, he added 3hrs to the typical 2hr drive, but he enjoyed taking back roads and looking for treasures along the way.

He noticed a sign advertising an old country store. According to the sign, the store was a couple miles ahead of him. He figured it would be a good place to stop, stretch his legs and grab a cold drink.

Jim walked into the store and smiled. The store was full of antique gadgets and tools. He knew he could spend hours looking around the old place; instead, he just pulled a bottle of pop from the old red Coca-Cola cooler.

As he reached the counter, he noticed four bamboo cylinders. “What are these?” he asked the clerk.

“Oh, those are whistles for calling birds.”

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12 thoughts on “BlogFestivus – Day 4

    1. Ugh. I am. I am very sorry for bombarding you with post updates. I am just trying to catch up. I hope to get Day 5 written today, which means I’ll be caught up tomorrow with just two back to back posts. *sigh* Such is the life of a writer. (giggle, giggle)

    1. Okay, now my Mom must be sending you checks in the mail. That is so unfair, too. She never gives me money! Oh well, I guess I should be flattered she’s paying you to be nice.

      Thank you, Amy!!

  1. ………
    Sorry, I was distracted by the bottle of pop. I’ve lived in ‘pop’ parts of the country but it still sounds weird to me.

    I love how you manage to bring ‘Jim’ to live AND work in the reference in 144 words.

    1. I admit, nowadays, I say ‘soda’ more than ‘pop’, but I love the memories associated with the word ‘pop’. As a person who often uses way too many words, I am amazed how much one can say with a limited number of words. Who knew?

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