Fowl Luck

Marco sat on the park bench and threw bread to all the ducks who waddled by. He got a rush out of silently betting on which duck would make it to the bread first, and it was always the giant white one who didn’t seem to look much like a duck at all, but it didn’t matter –– the ducks were the real winners and Marco was out of bread. He sat back and pulled his cigarettes out along with the lottery ticket he bought with them. That, with the bread, was the last of his money.

The ducks began to surround him as he pondered what numbers he would use in this month’s lottery. His birthdate, of course. That’s what he used for all of his gambling endeavors. It didn’t matter that he’d always lost –– he was convinced his luck would turn around at any moment. He finished filling out the numbers with the bank’s pen and waved before his fowl friends.

“I feel really good about this one!” he cried. “If I win, gourmet bread for everyone!”

The big white duck waddled up to Marco and snatched the lottery ticket out of his hand. All the other ducks tried to get a piece of it and tore it to shreds before him. It laid on the ground in small white pieces.

Marco shot up and stormed into the crowd of ducks causing them to scatter away, quacking and squawking leaving behind only their green and white droppings.

About Elizabeth Reed

Elizabeth Reed is recent grad from Stockton University in New Jersey. She began writing in middle school to get down the worlds and characters in her head for others to enjoy. Most days she can be found sipping iced coffee while typing away with her dog Autumn laying next to her.

>> Elizabeth Reed's author page

More Comedy stories

Discover our random name generators

Island Name Generator Pen Name Generator Dungeon Name Generator Robot Name Generator Arabic Name Generator Realm Name Generator Gang Name Generator Half-Elf Name Generator Wood Elf Name Generator Wizard Name Generator Code Name Generator D&D Name Generator Cat Name Generator Hobbit Name Generator Catchy Name Generator Irish Name Generator Tavern Name Generator City Name Generator Hotel Name Generator First Name Generator Unicorn Name Generator Hillbilly Name Generator Star Name Generator School Name Generator Song Title Generator Old German Name Generator Old English Name Generator Country Name Generator Detective Name Generator Goblin Name Generator Latin Name Generator Gnome Name Generator Oasis Name Generator King and Queen Name Generator British Name Generator Craft Shop Name Generator Blood Elf Name Generator Currency Name Generator Fox Name Generator Mexican Name Generator

Would you like to see more? Then check out our full list of random name generators.

The Story Shack offers a wide range of flash fiction, writing tools and random name generators. Enjoy reading stories, get help writing them or generate names for anything you need, be it huge Triple A Games or awesome Indie ones, D&D roleplaying adventures, science fiction movies or perhaps even a newborn child. Whatever you're here for, thanks for stopping by and please enjoy your stay!