Crimson’s Creative Challenge #102 – Crisp on Ducks and Drakes

“Oh look,” I said, “there’s a duck in amongst the reeds.”

Crisp, my aged and learned companion looked to where I was pointing.

“If I’m not mistaken,” replied Crisp, “I believe it a mallard and not a duck but a drake.”

She then launched into a long discourse about the relative qualities of ducks and drakes.

I wasn’t all that interested and said I didn’t give a flying duck about ducks and drakes, which as it turned out, was not the attitude to have. It fired her up even more, and I found myself shutting down with her words floating around me in a meaningless babble.

She never liked me being rude to her and often made clear her feelings.

“Well,” I said, “saying I don’t give a flying drake has not the same impact as a flying duck now does it?”

She looked at me in disgust and stormed off down the track.

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11 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #102 – Crisp on Ducks and Drakes

  1. Sadje says:

    Hmmm…. she must’ve been a fan for f ducks and drakes

  2. Oh dear. But it is true.

  3. Dale says:

    I so love your Crisp stories, Michael!

  4. Lyn says:

    Michael, I think Crisp deserves her own page, just like Miss Marble 😀

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