Duck time

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It’s a very hot day, a leaden sun bearing down on the small fishing village by the Ionian Sea. For a girl from Northern Europe, not the best day to go out and be active, she decides.
Her phone rings. “Do you know how to kill a chicken? No? OK, bye!” Five minutes later: “Do you know how to pluck a duck? No? OK, bye!” She knows the caller well, Miki, the kind, mildly eccentric, nature-loving, middle-aged Greek who’s helped her to feel at home in the village in the four years she’s lived there now. She is puzzled – kill a chicken? pluck a duck? Wanting to know more, she calls back: “I’ve never done any of those things, but hey!, I can learn! I’ll come over right away!” And off she drives in her dusty, battered 4×4 Suzuki. As Miki does his socializing mostly at the local pub by the harbour, a summons to come out to his place is special and not to be missed.
The narrow, unpaved road leads to the house, she knows, but the building is blocked from sight by trees, flowering oleanders and bamboo.

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  1. Avatar Radical Yellow Duck

    How do you kill a chicken?

    You have several choices.

    1- You yell “BOO!” and scare it to death. (chickens are easily frightened, they are chicken)

    2- If you shoot a chicken, make sure you kill it with the first shot. That will go all buffalo on you if you just wing them.

    3- You can egg them on until the yolk is on them.

    4- You can run them over as they cross the road

    5- You can throw them into vats of molten gold and make chicken boulion.

    6- You can send them to Mr. Tweedy. ‘Cause no chickens escape from Tweedy’s farm.

    7- You can use your time machine to go back in time and egg sterminate the chicken before it hatches.

    8- You could grab it by the head and poulet off.

    9- You could get dressed up as “The Great Gonzo” and break her heart.

    10- What a tragic accident. That chicken fell down…. Backwards… On a knife…. Fourteen times.

  2. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    Haha, I have to say that I enjoyed your comment, RYD.

    As for the story, I didn’t see the point of it. It kinda confused me. You might want to take things slower, put in more detail, and make more paragraphs so that it’s easier to read.

  3. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    I liked the characterization of the two. They both seem like very quirky characters. I have support OrangeOreo’s comment though as it does all seem a bit quick and without grounding.

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