A Hummingbird’s Purple Sugar Water, a Short Fiction Writing Prompt

A 200 character fiction story based on real science.

Bob wraps an encrypted message on the tiny bird’s leg. Hummingbird trainer, he laughs at the job on his resume, but Bob is valuable. His tiny friend has just carried a message 20 miles directly to the target, eluding all tracking devices.

Hummingbird’s see purple plus ultraviolet. Short fiction writing prompts with Kimberly Burnham Photo by Steve Harvey on Unsplash

Science: “The researchers watched…