Write three (or more) scenes where a character goes out to fill his/her bird house with seed. Each time, a neighbor interrupts. Who is the neighbor? How old is the neighbor? Does your character like this neighbor or are they rivals? Do they share neighborhood gossip or snide remarks?
Through the three scenes, move their relationship forward (or backward), but end the story with a death. It can be your character’s death, the neighbor’s death, another neighbor’s death, or even a bird’s death. It can be sad or funny or anything in between.