PRETTY AS A PEACOCK by Granny Annie
The crowd watched in agony as Madeline strutted into the room. Some began to pray that this grand-stander would end her peripatetic movements through the crowd. The dress she wore was sleek and fitted to her titillating form. Her hair was so tall and stiff it looked like plumage on a peacock. Everyone knew she was the victim of a permissive upbringing.
Madeline's parents were high-society and it was the duty of the host to invite her to the gathering. Still, many wished she was absent. She had a mastery of flirtation and every eligible bachelor was her prey. She was charmed by various colorful bouquets.
It was sad when a kerfuffle erupted because an orchid bouquet had been presented by a man who was NOT a bachelor and his wife attacked her husband and Madeline. This event came to an abrupt end.
(Great prompts David! I knew it would be full of bird words so I tried a surprise story.)