"Kiwi want a cracker?" Shm...if I hear that one more time, I might take my big talon and poke someone's eye out.
I want exactly what is on the menu of all the other heart beating creatures in this motel. Day in and day guest of The Inn are welcomed with big warm, out of the oven cookies and a glass of whatever that is, while I have to sit in this huge cage in the middle of the entrance watching them. I've got some pretty cool digs.
And I love the fact the guests of the Inn can come in and run a fingertip down my gorgeous feathers. But then. . . .
Humans! Are you kidding me??? There's an open container right here in my cage, if I wanted a cracker, don't you think I just get one? No. I don't want a cracker.
Oh no. . . here comes someone who's very nosy and loves to gossip from our small town of Cottonwood, Kentucky. That's what I do all day long. I sit here in this cage and listen to small town gossip. It's a bit entertaining at times because I'll hear on thing and by the end of the day, that one thing has been spun around so many tongues, it's not at all the truth. Sometimes I like to repeat the gossip just to stir the pot.
So I just sit here and entertain them. Sometimes they ask me to show my pretty wings or repeat them.
They think it's fun and get me to repeat them. They beg and plead. . .Hold on. That big gossip just came in the door said something that might be important.
What did you say? Hey! Come back here! What did you say?
Huh. They didn't pay any attention to my questions. I even spread my wings to get their attention.
I swear they said, "I came from Beryle's and couldn't find the book. Couldn't find the book. Glad she's dead. Glad she's dead."
Did they mean Berlye Stone? The famous author from Cottonwood? She's. . .dead?
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