The Game of Chickens

game of chickens

Some chickens organised a rebellion. It was plucky.

They hatched a plan.

They were strong and unified, because birds of a feather stick together.

Bravely staring down their oppressors, they did not chicken out.

They formed a chicken coup.

They called themselves The Bolshevchicks.

Their supporters egged them on, giving them wings.

Eventually they made it…to the other side.

They won the battle. Their soldiers were seasoned.

They came from good stock.

Soon they achieved great technological wonders, like their super-winged flying craft known as SputChick.

But after some time they became yolked to their ideology.

They soon fell into schismatic groups: The Egg Firsts vs the Chicken Firsts.

They published lots of propaganda, or “Chick-Lit”.

Some of this propaganda was paltry.

They even enlisted the aid of national composers like Chickovsky to foster support.

One party was overtaken by a dominant leader: Big Bird

He did whatever he wanted to his opponents in order to maintain power. Torture, execution, you name it; it was open sesame.

He was extremely temperamental. Dealing with him was like walking on eggshells.

His many crimes were many and eggregious.

This scared everyone. They all ran around like chickens with their heads cut off.

Big Bird resorted to many tricks to crush his opponents. There was no end to his chickanery.

With the opposition crushed, he formed a totalitarian state: Chick Korea.

He controlled everything through the secret police, run by the formidable Colonel Sanders, known for his trademark execution style of immolation, featuring a secret array of spices.

Most things were regulated by bureaucrats in the party, known as ApparatChicks.

There was a lot of paperwork to be done, and a lot of boxes to tick. This work was done by the Chicken Tikkas.

The main currency was salt. Just ordinary salt, not chicken salt; that would be absurd.

However, winter soon descended. This was no Spring-chicken state.

Big Bird tried to count his eggs before they hatched; chaos ensued, and the state eventually collapsed.

The revolution was obviously chicken-hearted.

 

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5 Responses

  1. eloisehellyer says:

    Very, very clever, Chad.

  2. kelaiah says:

    If only they’d hit two birds with one stone, maybe supporters wouldn’t have flown the coop.

  3. megamezzo says:

    Sounds like a first-rate plot outline either for Nick Parks or Thomas Ades to me – not sure which I would prefer!
    Certainly ranks among your best so far. xx

  4. megamezzo says:

    egregious
    ɪˈɡriːdʒəs/
    adjective
    adjective: egregious

    1.
    outstandingly bad; shocking.
    “egregious abuses of copyright”
    2.
    archaic
    remarkably good.

    I assume you’re going for the archaic…..

  5. Thorkil says:

    Its a beak on light.

Think. Type. Dazzle

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