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Chuck the Chukar felt a man's hand reach into the crate to take a hold of him. Out of the dark he came and then into the open air - and above him he saw the sun! Chuck was placed gently down on the grass and there was no chicken wire and there were no cages. Chuck was outside the coop for the first time.

Just then, Brad Evans, wielding a 16 gauge shotgun, started running towards Chuck.

"Maybe Brad just wants to play," Chuck thought to himself.

But it was clear that Brad didn't just want to play. Brad was chasing Chuck around the field, getting closer and closer. Chuck tried to run but Brad was just too fast for him. There was only one thing to do. A storm cloud passed overhead. Chuck mustered all of his strength and he flapped his wings and he took off - soaring upwards towards the trees - in beautiful free flight for the first time in his entire life.

Date Written: April 25, 2002
Author: Will Disney
Average Vote: 4.5

04/23/2004 John Slocum (4): Way to go Chuck!
04/23/2004 qualcomm (5): yes. brad is a cynical, bloodthirsty brute.
04/25/2004 Phony Millions (4): Ah yes that day of hunting with the guys - truly a bonding experience with my 'peeps', some of them scribes on this very site. Will is drawing me out into the open from my reclusive shell. I'm going to jump back into the game one of these days, boys and girls! Been digging your shorts periodically; you all collectively rock.
01/25/2005 Will Disney: No, Brad, *you* rock.
01/25/2005 Mr. Pony (4):
01/25/2005 Will Disney: Too bad Ewan asked us not to invite you that day, Pony! It was really fun. Plus qualcomm almost got shot.
03/3/2005 TheBuyer (5): random, five star short about Phony.
04/18/2006 Master Bates (5): what the fukar is a chukar? I could look it up but I won't
04/18/2006 Master Bates: what the fukar is a chukar? I could look it up but I won't
04/18/2006 Will Disney: it's a patridge. looks like a pidgeon.
04/18/2006 Master Bates: wow yer fast
04/18/2006 Will Disney: yeah that *was* fast!