Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A True Story

She escapes the coop and spends her days alone wandering the backyard.

Hester

After her ongoing torrid affair with Blackbeard, Hester Prynne (the chicken formerly known as Jasmine) has been shunned by both our chicken societies. Old One-Eyed Calico Jack always accepts her back with open arms, er open wings, but the ladies of his society want nothing to do with Hester.

Blackbeard would welcome her into his society as well, but his band of merry wenches will not allow it and to be perfectly honest he knows he already has his hands full.

So Hester hops the fence and spends her days alone. She desperately wants a child, even going so far as to hide eggs in the old gas acetylene generator. But knowing she cannot survive outside alone she must abandon her egg and return to the coop each night after Jack and his ladies have gone to bed.

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She is destined to become an old maid. I feel compelled to make her a little chicken apron with a fancy scarlet “A” embroidered onto it.

christinesig

15 comments:

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, my!!! A branded woman!!! And I surely want to see that little apron. :)

Nancy K. said...

perhaps hester will go broody one of these days and you could slip a couple of eggs under her?

that's what she needs! her own flock!!

Deb W said...

You are not right, girl! (laughing)

Danni said...

Ohhhhh.... :-(
This is just so sad. Poor little lass. Girls can be so mean!

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Do I need to knit her a Scarlet Sweater?
kim

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...
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Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Oh poor Hester . . . you should have a talk with those girls about bullying!

Autumn said...

Oh my, that is hilarious!! She is a very pretty hen, though. It would be seriously funny to see a chicken apron with an A embroidered on it!

Christine said...

Yes Kim! She's bantam so she wears a size XXS. ;-)

The Barn Door said...

Oh poor little Hester!

Snappy Di said...

Ha ha ha...poor dear Hester. It's nice to be an independent chick though.

Di

Karen Anne said...

Oh, poor Hester. How about a fenced off place where she could incubate her eggs?

Mom L said...

Poor, lonely Hester. Maybe Jack or Blackbeard will finally cave to her blackmail attempts and set her up in a little crib of her own...?

Nancy in Iowa

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yeesh - what is it with everyone posting sad chicken stories? I could post one of my own too. Is it the moon? A chicken moon?

kate said...

Words cannot express how much your story amused me. Thank you so much. Ha. Wonderful.