Short Story: My Daddy Said

Genre: general, humour


“My daddy said ‘If you start something finish it,” the student said.

“That’s good, but how does that answer why you plucked all the feathers off this poor chicken?” the teacher asked as she ran a soothing hand over the naked chicken.

“It was an accident, Miss. I pulled some feathers, so I pulled all the feathers from the wing, then all the feathers,” the student said with scratch marks all along his arms from the chicken.

The teacher didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. She settled for a stern but understanding ‘teacher face’ and carefully considered her words.

“Do you think it was good to pluck the chicken’s feathers?”

“No, Miss.”

“It’s good that you finished what you started, but next time, if you’re doing something that doesn’t feel right, ask your teacher or parents first, okay?”

“Yes, Miss.”

“You’re dismissed. Go back to class.”

She was definitely telling her husband about this tonight.


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