A Turkey of a Story

Good stories have a direction, and a surprise at the end. If my five-year-old can do it, why do the rest of us make it so hard?

Writer: Laura Grace Pigott
Director: Laura Grace Pigott
Narrator: Laura Grace Pigott
Story: Laura Grace Pigott
Technical Assistance: Isaac Pigott
Created: January 18, 2008

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  1. Postscript: My last news director saw this, and offered her a job. Only 20k/year, though. She’s holding out for better…

  2. Since the turkey was the story’s protagonist, I’m classifying this story as a tragedy.

    Or maybe an allegory about the insignificance of the individual in a capitalist society. Was that her intent?

  3. Oh contraire!

    Clearly the farmer is the protagonist, expressing his rugged individualism and freedom. His wife, by sharing the duties of meal preparation, displays the value of specialization that makes free trade and free markets sing.

    After all… without hard-working capitalists like the farmer, the world would be overrun by turkeys. (Then again, thanks to ridiculously bloated federal agriculture subsidies, it’s been a long time since anyone confused a farmer with a capitalist…)

  4. See, to me the farmer felt like a Deus Ex Machina obviously contrived by the publisher to avoid publishing a sequel.

    Unless it really takes off, in which case a minor character can be re-introduced and given a larger role (preferably involving saving the world).

  5. OMG priceless. No offense meant, but your kid is going to be just as twisted as you Ike 🙂

    This is a GOOD, not bad, thing.

  6. Wow – didn’t see that ending coming! Nicely done!

  7. Kids so rock, Ike. Go, go, go.

  8. My hope is that M. Night Shylaman will option this for his next movie…

    It’s all about the twist ending!

  9. I laughed.
    I cried.
    I had a sudden craving for a drumstick.

  10. I am so embarassed! I am now 7!


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