Evil Quack

“Ducks are eeeeevil! Don’t feed them! Don’t feed the ducks!”

“Oh, no. Not him again,” Monica moaned as the homeless man in the mud-smeared trench coat and dingy fisherman’s hate ran towards them, waving his arms frantically. “For once, can we have a peaceful day at the park without being harassed by the needy?”

“Lighten up Mo’,” her husband said. “Toss him some bread.”

“So he can wash it down with malt liquor?” She crumbled a slice in her fists and handed a piece of the crust to her three-year-old son.

“Here, ducky,” Robbie said, shuffling his feet towards the flock. “Quack! Quack!”

One duck charged for the boy, flapping its wings. It snatched the crust from Robbie’s hand, biting his thumb in the process.

“Oooouch!” Robbie wailed.

“Eh, eh, eh.” The duck turned away slowly, the bread crust still in it’s beak.

“Eeeeevil!” the homeless man shouted as Monica sat on the bench cradling her injured son and her husband stood, scratching his head, wondering, what the hell kind of quack is that?

word count: 174

—Nortina


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15 thoughts on “Evil Quack

  1. I believe it is best for a duck to express that inbuilt aggression in any way possible. After all the hand that feeds him could be attached to a mouth that eats him or his fellows. A great funny piece of writing Nortina ~ Well written 🙂

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  2. The eeeeevil duck is intriguing! A quack like that is certainly very un-ducklike and the mind boggles at what the creature could really be. Perhaps it is just a downright bad-tempered duck … but the tramp’s warning seems to suggest otherwise. An intriguing story with a nice touch of humour. 🙂

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