Listening to the zoo-keeper’s rant about leucistic white peacocks, Sheena stood looking at the strange bird pair.
She mentally speculated about the peculiar situation in what she saw. She had read that peahens are charmed only by a peacock with perfectly long blue train that opens up in a vibrant fanfare of courtship dance.
“Does it mean this peahen chose an ordinary partner while ignoring the colorful charmers? Aww! Now that’s something”, amused Sheena smiled to herself.
“And isn’t that love?”
“I think I’m over imagining. May be I too am like that peahen’, she thought as she shrugged her shoulders.
Sheena had often wondered if she was normal in not being obsessed with rich handsome guys, like most of her age-mates were. Her friends considered her views retrograde but her argument was – looks are not forever and wealth has a way of coming along if it has to. Goodness and sincere love are difficult to come by.
Feeling content and proud of her unique views, Sheena walked towards the next animal couple of the zoo.
Leucism is a kind of genetic mutation; a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal or bird resulting in white, pale coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticle (Wikipedia)
This story is my response to the 40th challenge of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers held by Priceless Joy. Picture prompt by Sonya of Only 100 words.
The whole week I had forgotten about FFfAW but trying only now at the last moment. In my hurry to write I didn’t see the picture carefully. These two are probably males and not a bird couple. But…well…there it is. No other story comes to my mind right now.