Time for another challenge from Terribleminds. This time, I needed to write a short story in five sentences, a real mindset shift after spending the last few months working on a novel length draft. 

The dog barked at the birds outside the window, protecting his family from the intruders in the lawn.

The birds enraged him, not just for being in his yard, but he envied their flight, their freedom.

On a walk, an ancient sorceress (nearly twenty) offered to turn him into a cardinal.

The former dog soared through the skies on scarlet wings, but his heart felt hollow.

He spent the rest of his days on a branch outside the window, singing songs to the family he loved, wishing he could come inside just one last time.


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