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
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.”