Friday, January 23, 2009

A Mysterious Date between the Rubber Chicken and Fuzzy Duck

To see the previous dates and learn about the Fuzzy Duck and Rubber Chicken's story, go here and here.


It was nothing like he had planned.




After their last romantic date, the Rubber Chicken knew what he wanted to ask. The long separation at Christmas had made him even more anxious. The days had felt like weeks and the weeks had felt like years. The phone calls and letters weren't enough. He had to see the Fuzzy Duck, stroke her yellow feathers and kiss that orange beak. And most importantly, he had to ask the question that was burning a hole in his soul.




The duck of his dreams



He had made the reservations at the Nugget, the new hot restaurant, a week in advance. He had called the florist and told her to put together the prettiest bouquet. He'd gotten a feather cut, shined his shoes and ironed his shirt.

For thirty minutes he waited at the restaurant. The Fuzzy Duck never showed.





In his state of devastation, it was as though he could see her fuzzy feathers at the table.


With his head lowered, the Rubber Chicken tipped the waiter and left the restaurant. Something was wrong. He knew it. The Fuzzy Duck would have never stood him up.





He made a beeline for her friend the mermaid, who often hung out at the Fuzzy Duck's cottage.





As soon as she opened the door, he knew it was bad news.

"I thought you might come here," she said. Hiding her face behind her green tail, she handed him a letter. "Read this."



Gulping, the Rubber Chicken took the letter. His eyes skimmed over the hastily written words and he felt his chest tighten.

"Darling," the Fuzzy Duck's desperate hand had scrawled. "Something terrible has happened. My mother has been captured by the dreadful Skull Face of the Halloween decorations. He's threatening to hold her until next October. I tried to call, but I couldn't reach you. I had to go save her. Please understand. I'm yours. Hold my seat for me. Love, the Fuzzy Duck."

Lowering the page, the Rubber Chicken stared at the floor. The Mermaid sniffled and stroked her pet seahorse.

"What are you going to do now?" she asked.

"There's only one thing I can do," the Rubber Chicken said calmly. "I'm going after her."

"What?!?" The mermaid gaped at him. "That's crazy. If she's in the attic, there could be all sorts of spiders and roaches and Easter decorations..."

"I don't care," the Rubber Chicken said, puffing out his chest. "I'd die for the duck I love."




And with that dramatic statement, he ran out into the night. He didn't know where he was going or what he was doing. He was only a simple chicken after all. A simple chicken in love.




But he knew he had to find her....no matter where that might be.

To be continued...

Stay tuned, Invisible Friends! We have a new Gift this weekend and all sorts of whimsical fun to keep you smiling until Monday rolls around! And soon, maybe even as soon as Sunday, the new web design will be revealed!

72 comments:

Marie Reed said...

The Nugget restaurant! LOL:) You must be soo excited about your new design. Who is doing it?

Theresa said...

Oh the tale of the rubber chicken and fuzzy duck. I love it!

Yaya said...

Hahahaha! You are hilarious! Love it!




The 70 rubber ducks I bought were for my hubby. He coaches track and once a week he gives away a "Just Ducky" award and the kids love it!

Happy cook said...

You make me alwaus laugh with these posts.

Kelly said...

I like the ducks face in that one pictue...he really does look frantic...lol & I have to agree with the above comment!!

The Rambler said...

So great!

!llegally blonde said...

I'm on the verge of falling off my chair! You had me at "duck of his dreams". Great job dear!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Reading your blog and your stories is the ONLY way to start the day!

Faith said...

Oh my, so funny! Too bad rubber chicken is taken, he's quite the looker. LOL

Bee and Rose said...

Ahh..the love of a rubber chicken is strong. I hope he can survive the journey! "Spiders and roaches and Easter, oh my!"

I am anxiously awaiting the outcome!

Heather said...

what a gentlmanly chicken:) i hope he and the fuzzy duck get to go on their date after this nightmare is over!

Maria said...

Great post for a Friday!u

strugglingwriter said...

This is the first one of these I've read. I love it! So funny and cute.

I feel so bad for Rubber Chicken. Hang in there brother.

Marjie said...

Oh, no! The attic has spiders and worse! A devoted chicken, indeed.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Go rubber chicken! I'm sure he can brave those killer Eastern Bunnies (with BIG TEETH!)

Linda said...

I love your imagination!

Marie said...

The course of love never does run smooth does it. I hope that the rubber chicken doesn't have to travel too far to find her and that she's safe! Just love this tale! You amaze me with your talents as always! XXOO

Ronnica said...

That's hilarious!

La Pixie said...

aww, so cute

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

you crack me up

Reluctant Housewife said...

Ha! That was epic. I hope he doesn't run into any of those Easter decorations. Those are so creepy!

Whitney said...

Hello! Thanks for your kind words in regards to my grandma.

Oh NO! The Rubber Chicken had better make due haste in rescuing his lady, the Fuzzy Duck!

Diana said...

The face on that rubber chicken is priceless! I love it!

P.S. I totally nominated you for a bloggie award -- in my eyes your blog is definitely a winner!

Belle said...

I want that Fuzzy Duxk. She is too cute.
Along with the pups. Don't forget now.

Lori said...

Aaaawwww. . .I'm loving those ducks!! Have a great weekend!!

pocket full of pink said...

Thank you for saying hi! Oh my goodness, I am LOVING this - getting acquainted with all of these wonderful blogs. I love that you say you are whimsical - a girl after my own heart, AND a TX native! Me too!

Pam said...

You always put a smile on my face with your posts. can't wait to see the new web design.

Elra said...

Oh where might she be? Good luck little fellow.
Cheers,
Elra

Lauren said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. That is hilarious! I've added you as a favorite. I can't wait to hear what happens to the Rubber Chicken. Will he save Fuzzy Duck? Will Fuzzy Duck's mother be okay? Will he win the fair ducky's heart? :)


I have a friend who is a blonde and her nickname is Duck. So there is more than one Blonde Duck.

jenjen said...

Ohhh, Nooooo! Not the attic! What's going to happen now? I was hoping they would end up together and have some little fuzzy ducklings running around. But maybe there is still hope?

XOXOXO
Jen

Rachel said...

You have such cute stories!!!

The Shabby Princess said...

Hilarious!! I love it.

Reeni♥ said...

That is so cute!! He's going to be a hero!!!

Artfulife said...

So cute! Glad you stopped by and hope to see you again.

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Miranda, How do you do it? I feel my side of this foul love story is always left...well flat. Somehow, you are able to revamp life into it! I also love that you didn't update me on what was going to happen next. Keeps me on my toes and I read it like any other of your followers. Next it's your turn! HAHAHAHA~

Sade said...

LoL ..... so cute!! Love your stories!

Sade

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Eli's Lids said...

Love will make you do the grandest (is that a word?) things!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Can't wait to see your new look!

Terra said...

oh, you are hilarious! LOVE IT. Can't wait to read more.

pam said...

I can't stand the suspense.

blueviolet said...

It's such a bright spot in my day when I come and visit your blog!

Mama Krit said...

Followed you from the post you left on my blog. I was cracking up throughout your post! :)

Spring Fricks said...

cause you know, all those stored decorations in the attic can be a scarry thing. LOL

anti-supermom said...

Thanks for stopping by - it looks like you are one funny sitsa~

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Your rubber chicken's expression is priceless-I think he was born for the movies or stage!

noble pig said...

That chicken is hilarious.

Debbie said...

I only wish I were as clever as you!! You put a smile on my face.
Thanks.

Pietro said...

Great post, it's so fanciful and amusing!
Have a nice weekend!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

A duck, a sock rabbit, dogs, oh my! It is very crowded here at the pond.

So it looks like I am going to be getting my wedding story after all. Hooray for me! :)

Oh, and do you see what I see in your sidebar? Yep, it's true. You made us followers of The Pond. We dove in!

-Francesca

Debbie said...

Wonderful. I do so love a man that isn't afraid of spiders, roaches, or Easter decorations.

Live.Love.Eat said...

You're hysterical girl!!!

MindyLew said...

LOL - Thanks for the smiles and laughter!!

Joanna said...

Oh that Rubber Chicken has got it bad! :)

Molly said...

Crack me up! The pictures really add to the story. :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Very cute!

thedomesticfringe said...

Hysterical! I love it.

-FringeGirl

Juliet said...

The dreadful Skull Face of the Halloween decorations??? Uh-oh!! :)

Michelle said...

You have got to have the most imaginative mind ever! This story is hilarious..and yet adorable!!

Tranquility said...

Ok, I read the title and thought... "WHAT???"
But I confess, I'm HOOKED and now I must go back in time to read the previous bits of this story.

Will the chicken ever find his duck? Will they be delayed by the evil Halloween decorations? I just don't know, but I'm dying to find out!

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