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FF – Not Safe Anywhere

Here is my post for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Krista Strutz.

Copyright Krista Strutz

Ah, the bustle of the big city, all of life happening around me, walking along eating my pizza slice, some kids on the corner, looking at me funny, coming right at me!


“Hey, my lunch! Come back with my lunch! I’ve had enough of the city.”

Much later…

Ah, the quiet of nature, beauty all around me, paddling along eating my packed lunch, a huge bird on a log, looking at me funny, coming right at me!


“Hey, my lunch! Come back with my lunch! I’ve had enough of nature.”

😦 Not safe anywhere 😦

  1. September 15, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    HAHAHA! True; there is nowhere to hide! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. September 15, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    That made me smile

    Liked by 1 person

  3. September 15, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Oh, you poor dear!! lol

    Liked by 1 person

  4. September 15, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Sooner or later, he’ll take the hint that he should just go on a diet…


  5. September 15, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    There are disadvantages to even the most enchanting of environments

    Liked by 1 person

  6. September 15, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Those city gulls are real mean!


  7. September 15, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    awesome! Loved this! ❤


  8. September 15, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Poor guy, cant get a break anywhere. Great take on the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. September 16, 2021 at 12:17 am

    I’ve had a sea gull steal part of my sandwich right out of my hand. Never an eagle, though :). Fun story.

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    • September 17, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      I’ve had a gull steal my ice cream but also, never an eagle!

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  10. Lyn
    September 16, 2021 at 11:20 am

    You need to come to Australia and sit on Bondi Beach eating hot chips. Duck for cover as the seagulls dive bomb you to steal the chips (sometimes out of your mouth) 😄


    • September 17, 2021 at 7:47 am

      Or you can come to Cornwall and walk along with an ice cream cone. A rush of air and suddenly all you have is an empty cone 🙂

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      • Lyn
        September 18, 2021 at 1:39 am

        Oh I’d love to come to Cornwall! My BFF is from Cornwall. She wants to show me around her old stomping ground. LOL and eat fish and chips on the beach 🤣


  11. September 16, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    this reminded of st. ives where i came face to face with seagulls aiming to snatch my sandwich. 🙂

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    • September 17, 2021 at 7:50 am

      There are two St Ives in the UK and maybe you’re referring to one in the US, but the St Ives in Cornwall is 37.2 miles from where I live (according to Google!) so I’ve been there a few times and yes, it’s pretty bad 🙂

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  12. September 16, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    An absolute gem, had me LOLing, literally! Our local Wetherspoons has a sign in the garden saying they take no responsibility when food is nicked by gulls!


    • September 17, 2021 at 7:53 am

      It’s a big problem in Cornish seaside towns too. I once had an entire ice cream cone nicked by a seagull in Newquay 😮

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  13. September 17, 2021 at 12:20 am

    law of the jungle, just some of them are concrete. Cute story.


  14. September 17, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Loved the humour. Looks like food is in short supply and easy pickings is to snatch a snack or two.


    • September 17, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      I’m sure eventually the kids will come a cropper. Not so the birds, they’re too fast!

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  15. September 17, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Dear Ali,

    I hate to laugh at his pain, but I did. Poor guy can’t seem to catch a break.



    Liked by 1 person

    • September 17, 2021 at 1:51 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I hope he doesn’t end up shut in a cellar somewhere! But then there’s the rats… 😮

      Liked by 1 person

  16. September 17, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    I’m sitting here, laughing and snorting more than I should. That was masterfully constructed. And the comments are too funny as well.


    • September 18, 2021 at 4:37 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it 🙂 There are indeed some funny comments!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. September 18, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Ha Ha – it happens to me all the time when I’m at the beach. I’ve learned to leave food at home. Cute story … unfolded nicely 😊
    Isadora 😎


  18. Bear
    September 18, 2021 at 11:43 am

    You may not be safe, but the good side is you may lose a few pounds… LOL! “Gotta hold y’er food close to your chest, inside your jacket” I remember the homeless man telling me as I was crying over my lost lunch stolen by pigeons while I sat outside the Capital building years ago. Now, sometimes I forget, and find stray french fries in my laundry… LOL!

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    • September 19, 2021 at 5:55 am

      Hey, that’s true. No need to feel guilty about ice creams etc if you know a bird’s going to eat most of it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  19. September 18, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Your story made me smile with the memory of snatched ice cream and fish and chips at various resorts – including St Ives!


  20. September 19, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Maybe he should try eating inside with all the windows closed. With his luck, though, he’d still lose his food somehow…

    Liked by 1 person

  21. September 19, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Poor guy! I just want to know what he’s eating that makes his lunch a target for birdbrains and birds, lol.


    • September 20, 2021 at 5:44 am

      We need to know so that we don’t attempt to eat the same thing outside 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  22. September 20, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Ha, this person has a serious problem, no sanctuary anywhere.


  23. September 20, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    OMC some kids got wings…MOL🐦Extra Pawkisses🐾😽💞


    • September 21, 2021 at 6:16 am

      A frightening development 😮


  24. September 26, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    That’s life, always looking over your shoulder. He better no go out on the sea, those killer whales snap lunch boxes like they where… uh… Lunch boxes


    • September 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

      He’d definitely better stay away from the sea, with his luck.


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