Why Birds Fly

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
One page Creation-type short story telling how birds learned to fly that's written in a style similar to Native American storytelling.
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About Florence Witkop


Florence’s stories begin as simple tales of contemporary life, often in small towns or the wilderness she knows so well. Where they go from there is what makes them special. There is always the strong sense of place that brands them as eco-fiction. Sometimes they cross genres and contain paranormal, sci/fi, or fantasy elements. There is usually a romance and characters her readers like and would enjoy having as friends.

Most of all, there is a story because what Florence does best is tell stories. Well plotted stories that carry the characters towards a logical conclusion that always includes a happy ending. Stories that shine light on the human condition while they celebrate the world we live in. Stories that her readers relate to and remember long after the reading is over.

She writes about people who are as normal as apple pie (most of them, anyway) who unexpectedly find themselves in the middle of situations ranging from the heartwarming through the difficult and all the way to the horrendous. But Florence’s characters choose to act instead of running away. In the process, they survive, thrive, overcome whatever obstacles large or small are thrown in front of them, and while they are at it, they find time to fall in love.

Florence was born in the city and has lived in the suburbs, small towns, the country and the wilderness, where she still lives with her husband and a cowardly cat named Smoke.

At various times in her career she’s been a confession writer, a copywriter, a ghost writer and an editor. She writes short stories, novellas and novels. Her work has been categorized as romance, science-fiction, fantasy, mainstream and eco-fiction, to name a few genres that it fits beautifully into.

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Reviews of Why Birds Fly by Florence Witkop

Chris The Story Reading Ape reviewed on Feb. 23, 2014

What a great little story. It made me wonder what I'd do if I was hungry and thirsty and only had a friend with me. To eat or not to eat - that is the question.
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Dean Schechinger reviewed on Aug. 21, 2013

This is one story every parent should read to their sleepy little one. It won't take long and is an enchanting read. The whole story has a wonderful Native American flavor to it. The snake in the story behaves predictably like a snake and the bird just like a bird. That it what is so enchanting about the story. Characters acting from emotions within enchanting fiction. Your kids will love it. I wish I'd written it.
Dean Schechinger @deanschech
Author of Dinosaurs Are Hiding At The Zoo
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Irina Argo reviewed on July 21, 2013

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE ....a combination of three of my favorites, Are you my mother(friend), The little prince (friend) Stella Luna .....
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