The Official Writing Challenge
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My mom would always tell this story or something like it when admonishing us kids about our careless words. I've never forgotten it.

Great telling! I especially like how Margaret watched the feathers after she scattered them - since I knew what was coming, that action further impressed itself on me.
I loved this story The priest was a very wise man. What a great lesson. I did cringe when the MC plucked the feathers out of the poor live chicken, but it also gave me a chuckle!
The feathers and their destinations gave weight to this visual message learned by your MC and your readers too.