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The Owl and The Turkey: The Real Reason We Eat Turkey At Christmas by [Debbie Young]

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Length: 28 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews


"Crisp, clever and fast-paced, this short story received my highest recommendation." Ginger Dawn Harman 

"If you're looking for a fun new holiday story, it's well worth the 99c to check this one out." Shay Tressa De Simone 

"I really enjoyed it... It had all the elements; first, a question; second, a quest; third conflict; fourth characterisation and finally the answer - well, an answer! A real hoot!" (Shaun Ivory, author of "No More Heroes" and "The Judas Cup") 

"Cute.... deliciously random... funny to boot. Has given me food for thought.... Made me come away smiling. Thank you." (David Ellis, blogger at

"Definitely my favourite of your stories so far!" (Helena Mallett, author of "Flash Fraction: 75 x 75")

From the Author

I wrote this story in response to mishearing a news item one day on BBC Radio 4 which immediately planted the seed of a story in my head:

"The problem is that turkey does not have its own missile defence system."

Only afterwards did I realise that I'd misinterpreted the item, assuming the word "turkey" was the bird rather than the country "Turkey".

But it was too late - the story of the Owl and the Turkey was already born..

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  • File size : 2313 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 28 pages
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00HD5I9Y4
  • Publication date : December 13, 2013
  • Publisher : Hawkesbury Press; 1st edition (December 13, 2013)
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.7 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars A cleverly written short story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Festive entertainment
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 12, 2015
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