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The Pigeon Academy

Ever seen a baby pigeon in the park? Probably not, because they're all learning their trade at the world renowned Pigeon Academy in Los Angeles.

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After depositing a half-full bag of popcorn in the school kitchen, Polly Pigeon gives a tour of Pigeon Prep, a preparatory school for young squabs. Anita and her son Ricky, meet the principal, Walter Pigeon, before dropping in on several classes. History, where the students are introduced to the legendary Massimo Piccione, the first pigeon to discover St. Marks Square in Venice, as well as other famous pigeons. Then on to Language class, to experience a lesson in pidgin English. Arts and Crafts, unfortunately, is closed, so they miss out on instructions about making stained glass windows. But Science class is in full swing, with a lecture on homing pigeons and how they process changes in the direction, intensity, and polarity of magnetic fields surrounding the planet. Ricky and his mom are able to meet the beautiful Professor Dove, the deportment instructor. She demonstrates the proper head bob, as well as the obligatory pigeon-toed strut.

The highlight for Ricky is the school's rec center, where he's able to participate in the game of pigeon drop, and as a pigeon rather than a statue. So, after a brief look at the portraits in the hall of fame, Ricky begins his enrollment with a class field trip to city hall to commission a brand new statue. Just a typical day at Pigeon Prep.

Submitted: March 13, 2021
Last Updated: March 13, 2021

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The Writer: Daniel Broderick

California native. Born in Los Angeles after my parents moved there from Chicago, where my father wrote for television after WWII and college. Have lived in San Fernando Valley, Orange County, Palo Alto, Florence (Italy), Washington, D.C., New Haven (Connecticut), West Los Angeles, Germany, and Sacramento. Currently live in Pasadena, California. Stanford undergrad. Played basketball until hurt my sophomore year, Yale Law School. Non-lawyer jobs include assembling board games, gas station attendant, assembling yachts, picking up trash at the beach, washing dorm windows, maintenance at a golf course, painting the take off boards for the long jump and triple jump (jock job, where I was... Go to bio

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