by Jason Blacker
Ruffled Feathers is a short novel exploring two days in the life of Mallard the unlikely hero.
In Broken Beak Woods, it is illegal to fly above your ability. In fact, it is a crime punishable by clipping, the grisly punishment of losing the ability to fly.
Not only was Mallard flying higher than he should, but he was also flying faster than he was allowed.