“Speak, you crummy bird.” Sammy shook the bird viciously.
Tommy put his hand on Sammy’s shoulder. “Told ya, it ain’t one of them talkin’ birds.”
Sammy stared at Tommy and threw the bird out the open window.
Minutes later, police arrived.
“That’s them officer,” the parrot squawked.
This 280-character story was written for Twittering Tales #117 – 1 January 2019