This is a completely true story (or as my 8th-grade teacher told it) starting in medias res.
"A wife doing dishes in her kitchen looks up to witness a woodpecker doing somersaults, head over butt across her kitchen window, and just about loses her mind."
As the story was told to me I couldn’t recall the actual persons involved so I’m taking some liberties here that don’t violate the actualities of the incident that had occurred. This is by all accounts my recollection as the story had been told to me and the class.
The wife and husband had an issue with a woodpecker a while back that had decided to build its home on the side of their house. The husband tried chasing it away but this bird would return and continue burrowing his soon-to-be home. (Now I’m not a fan of this part so please bear with me on this) The husband went back into the house and got his BB gun and shot the woodpecker killing it (yes, I know, sad). The problem was, the woodpeckers’ claws dug into the wood leaving it hanging against the house. Time had passed and the bird never dropped to the ground, so the husband eventually realized that the only way to get the bird down was to go up there with a ladder and pry it off. So the husband finally took the time to get his ladder and pry the bird off with a tool. Unbeknownst to his wife who was doing cleaning in the kitchen he had removed the woodpecker and tossed it sending the bird’s body flipping across the kitchen window. In seeing this the wife completely flips out and runs out to tell her husband, “I just saw the damnedest thing that you wouldn’t believe. A woodpecker just did somersaults right in front of me!”
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