There is a corpse in our backyard.

I am unsure if it is a crow corpse, another manner of bird, or some other poor woodland creature.

Boxnoggin went out after dinner and proceeded to chase a crow who did not immediately take off. It hopped along, and I attempted to drag him away from it while the local murder lost their collective minds.

Fortunately he loses interest the moment prey stops moving. The crow went to the northeast corner of the yard, I hauled him away and (cruelly) made him do his business somewhere crow-free.

When I got him back into the house (Miss B was left alone, as she doesn’t give a good goddamn and the corvidae respect that in a woman) I went northeast again to see what the hell.

I caught a glimpse of something feathered wedged between the chain link fence and the kitty-corner neighbors’ board fence.

And the murder again lost their collective minds.

They were unwilling to listen to reason like they generally do, so I wisely retreated. They don’t even want me to water.

I can’t be sure if they’re guarding food or one of their injured coevals, or both.

Looks like I’m going to have to wait until dark and go out with a torch, some gloves, and a broom or shovel.

As one does when there is a corpse in the yard. *sigh*

Honestly, the way today’s gone, I’m unsurprised. Of course today would end with a corpse in the yard. Of COURSE.

@lilithsaintcrow

you must admit, it's 100% on theme.

I'm beginning to suspect that you and I are on opposite ends of a karmic see-saw. Only one of us may be productive on any given day.

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@mwlucas We need to schedule this shit. It’s driving me bonkers.

@lilithsaintcrow

We can try.

But I'm pretty sure that in a dark corner of a seedy bar in the most run-down city in the world, two Muses are knocking back drinks.

"Wait--after I whispered in his ear that it was a balance thing, *you* suggested to her that they could schedule it?"

<second Muse nods humbly> "All in the job."

"You are SO BAD."

<glasses clink>

@mwlucas I hate them both. Normally I just hate my own Muse but if she’s in cahoots with yours we might have to fight dirty.

@lilithsaintcrow

We should. Here's an idea--

No.

Wait.

Did I *have* the idea, or did I *get* the idea?

This might be more difficult than we think. :flan_think:

@mwlucas Pretty sure the Muse is responsible for my corpse and Jerry situation at the moment now too. I don’t put anything past that bitch.

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