Poor Freddie was so different from his family and friends; they just didn’t know what to do with him! He tried and tried, but couldn’t fit in. Would they ever learn to just accept him for the flamingo he was or would he have to change himself to be what they wanted?
​“The Stand Straight Disease!” yelled his brother. And with that, the entire flock moved away from Freddie, hiding their beaks under their wings, leaving him alone in the center of the pond. Nobody wanted their legs to get so straight; it just wasn’t the way for a flamingo to look."

Stand Right Freddie by Kelsey MacConell