Lame-Duck, Puns Intended

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Just a pun-ney story about a lame-duck named Donald. No, not the Disney one.

There once was Duck, we will call him Donald, and he came from a long line of Bavarian Foul; {??? --- I think I spelled that right.}. However, there was one Scot in the mix, Donald's mother, but before her, it was all Germans.

Donald was a wealthy one, not that he made any money, he was good at losing it, but not so much at making it.

But whatever wealth he had, he always said that he had a lot more than he actually had. You might say that he was feathering his nest. After all, whatever he had he could use as collateral to borrow more; so he always counted what he owned and what he could borrow, together.

Even though he was usually up to his neck in debt, he always managed to keep his head above water. After all, ducks are never broke because they always have at least one bill on them. And because he was credit worthy, he could always float-a-loan.


Donald wasn't always a duck, actually he was only a duck for a few months, maybe less.

There were ducks before Donald, and many were said to be lame. But Donald refused to be called that, even though he was stumbling at every crossroad and his waddling had grown erratic.

"I'm not a lame duck!" Donald would scream, trying very hard to mimic another animated duck that went by the same name.

Then one day he said, "I'm a wonderful duck, I'm a marvelous duck! In fact, I would venture to say that there has never been a duck like me before, and there will never be a duck like me afterward. I am the duck that became a beautiful Swan, just like in the fairytale.

Silence fell over the lake! A lame duck talking Swan-ship? That kind of talk was not what the older ducks wanted to hear, and it was not what it was Quacked-up to be.

So, the other ducks pointed out, "The duck that became a beautiful Swan was never a duck at all, it was a swan as a child and it just grew up."

Then they noted, "Donald, you are not a swan, you are just a temporary duck. And to be honest, you are not a duck that many of us want around anymore. Your animated duck temper has alienated your friends and your rich brat tirades have left a bad taste in the mouths of others. No, we are afraid that you are not what you were quacked up to be!"


Puns Intended.


JE Falcon


Submitted: December 18, 2020

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Haha! Excellent, JE!

Fri, December 18th, 2020 6:50pm


Thanks Hul, --- oh, and may you have a Merry HO, HO! And a similar new year.

Fri, December 18th, 2020 2:46pm

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