10,000 Words Part 16: Chickens

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March 29, 2014 by Sez

Prompted by Chella Quint and also inspired by a story I heard Tim Ralphs tell.

Such a nice man, that “poultry inspector” who had demanded access to the coop, his clipboard hiding a twitching, pointed face.
His questions about when the birds were transferred from run to coop had displayed nothing but concern. His suggestion of a morning a week in the big field “so you can really call them free range” seemed reasonable, and the hens loved it.
Perhaps they’d flapped off independently, but they weren’t that adventurous; you’d expect to find them nearby.
Where could they be?
That nice inspector, short, slight, redhaired, would surely have ideas, if only he could be found.

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One thought on “10,000 Words Part 16: Chickens

  1. Tim Ralphs says:

    Whoop! That story was Eritrean, found in DECSY working with Chella, so it’s nicely circular to see it here.

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