Duckhood: The Weekend Freewrite

Spring rolled around and it occurred to me that I hadn't been home in two years. The witness protection program was coming to an end. I'd be on my own in the next couple of months. I was told I could never return home.

I watched the trees sway in the wind from the park bench I sat on remembering the day that I called in quits from my short crime spree with the mob. I recalled asking who was going to save me? when the revolver was pressed against my temple.

My wife didn't know about my past and the real reasons of why I'm in a tiny, grassland place. Will I tell her? Should I stay? Marco said I'd have a nice job for staying quiet about the truth for so long.

Sally, my child, came up from behind me with bread in her hands to feed the ducks with.

"Don't feed the ducks bread, Sally," I said. "It isn't good for them to eat bread because it is toxic to their bodies." My mind wondered again.

I tried to reason with them. "If I get into bed with you guys, I lose my clients."

"What clients, daddy?"

I hadn't meant to speak out loud. Before I had a chance to come up with something, a duck flew and landed on the bench beside me. It had a cellphone in its wing.

"Quack'em here. We got 'em."

My jaw went slack. I hadn't tripped since my days in high school. I must be sick.

"He's looking a little pale. I thought you told me this guy had already been briefed... Funny. Very funny."

My eyes rolled to the back of my head and I fell over, falling to the ground.

Sally came to me and pushed me, attempting to wake me. I couldn't feel her nor her shaking me.

"Get up, Lucas," the duck said bringing out a laser weapon from underneath its other wing. "Don't make me zap you."

Far back in the tunnel, the ducks were gathered around me whispering.

"He can't handle it."

"What do we want with that thing?"

"He is the exception to the rules."

"We should throw him over the fire and toast him like his kind has done to us for centuries."

I move because my arm was asleep, which caused them all to jump back. I pushed myself up to a seated position.

"Lucas," one of the ducks said stepping forward, "you are our Robinhood. We have plans for you. In case you are thinking of saying no, think about your daughter. We have her in a secure location."

My eyes squinted at the little beast. "You're holding her hostage?"

"Just until we get what we need from you."

"And if I decide to kill all of you?"

"Think of your daughter."

I didn't know where they had her. I'd have to go along with their plans until I can find her.


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DudeBittersweetHookHousecoatNail
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MotherMilkSwingBored StiffMonkey’s Wedding
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Now, that turned into an unexpected direction. Well done! I do wonder where they have her LOL

I'd like to practice these types of crazy works a little more often.

Maybe someday we'll find out where she is.

I like the way you used the get into bed with client's prompt, that one was difficult.

Ha! I know what you mean. I'll be trucking along thinking I've got this and then out of nowhere a phrase comes that I would never expect.