A Problem with "The."

A Problem with "The."

A Story by Chopstix
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A brief encounter with the word "The."

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A pimple developed on my forehead.  I popped it. Its infection spread leaving a quarter sized scab. 

At the market, the checkout clerk asked, “Wha’ happen’? Da bird bite ya?”

“Yes,” I replied, “there is only one bird in the world, and we fought.”

She thought about it and said, “Here’s your change. Peckerless jerk!”

© 2017 Chopstix



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Chopstix
55 word story for contest. Must be exactly 55 words. Strict word count rules.

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“there is only one bird in the world, and we fought.”

This line makes it. Specifically the word choice of 'and we fought'. I love the humor in that, picturing you, a human, and a small bird in an epic battle. Almost like a duel. I don't know if it's helpful to point out the humor in the story but maybe it is so you know that the humor translated to your audience. Eh I don't know. Pretty good story though mate.

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“there is only one bird in the world, and we fought.”

This line makes it. Specifically the word choice of 'and we fought'. I love the humor in that, picturing you, a human, and a small bird in an epic battle. Almost like a duel. I don't know if it's helpful to point out the humor in the story but maybe it is so you know that the humor translated to your audience. Eh I don't know. Pretty good story though mate.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on February 11, 2017
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Tags: The, Bird, Peckerless, Jerk

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Chopstix
Chopstix

Los Angeles, CA



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In high school, I wrote lyrics. I started college writing poems and switched to short stories. After college, I discovered I could write computer programs, but I could not finish a novel (kept editi.. more..

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