The Tobacco Mess

Coláiste Feirste, Bl10
31st May 2023
A 100 Years Project workshop

It was a rainy day, and the world was in black and white. Mickey was rolling a cigar. He looked out the window and he saw a pigeon. Mickey had orange fingers from the fifty years he had worked in the Capital Cigars Factory in Cork.

artwork by a student of Coláiste Feirste

Mickey dropped his tobacco, and shouted, “What was that?!”

Across the road, he had seen a pigeon paragliding off the Empire State Building. (The building originated in Cork and later moved to New York.)

The pigeon was blue and pink, like a peacock, and Mickey was taken off guard.

Because it was the first thing he had ever seen in colour…