Click on the above to hear C.E. Ayr read from his first book of Sound Bite Fiction entitled Medville Matters.
He relaxes outside his favourite café, his feet shoeless on a second chair.
His hands behind his head, he enjoys the late afternoon sunshine on his face.
He feels himself drifting off, does not care, he is comfortable in his surroundings.
He is wakened abruptly by a shrill English voice.
Oh, look at that!
He sees the excited lady among the tourists at the next table, then the pigeon on his.
It is eating peanuts out of the dish in front of him.
Shoo it away, she exclaims, waving her arms in explanation, shoo it away!
He thinks of his pal Al, famous for his love of pigeons.
He smiles at the poor agitated lady.
Nah, he says, closing his eyes again, not unless it starts on my beer.