Ruffled Feathers is a novella.
Ruffled Feathers explores 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. He was up showing his friend Rifleman the sunrise from 30,000 feet.
And now, over the next two days he desperately needs the help of his lawyer Mr. Crow, who has never lost a case before. But Parliament and the courts have become more sinister and stricter against any infractions.
And for just wanting to improve himself and to become greater than just the simple duck he is, Mallard will require more courage and more resolve than he has ever found within to stand up against Parliament and its archaic ways.