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Leftover Duck Soup

Drabbles are 100 word stories, no more and no less. One of mine won a prize in a recent Scribophile contest. I chose my favorite Groucho Marx quotations and wove them into a more contemporary satire.

Second Place: Leftover Duck Soup 

Judge’s Comments: “Loved the comedy running through this. It reflects Groucho Marks’ humour so well, I could see the conversation taking place in my head. It made me laugh out loud, which given the subject matter, is no mean feat. And all dialogue, which isn’t easy. Nicely done!”

I hope it will afford a chuckle! Here’s the story:

Leftover Duck Soup

“Groucho, you can’t possibly vote for him again! Think about our children!”

“Why should I care about posterity? What’s posterity ever done for me?”

“You think he’s done a good job with Covid? You’d take hydroxychloride?”

“Certainly, I intend to live forever, or die trying.”

“Didn’t you hear Fauci last night?”

“Why a four-year-old child could understand that report. Run out and find me a four-year-old child.”

“You’re terrible!”

“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.”

“I can’t stand it!”

“Thanks for coming. I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.”

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