"Congratulations!" cheered Soniya's friends as she walked towards them with stretched hands.
"I did it!" she shouted with glassy eyes and clenched fists.
Once all the congratulatory messages were through. Her mom slid a handful of feathers under the tassel of her graduation cap.
"What's this for?" Soniya inquired with wide eyes, "Shouldn't I get only one feather since I just graduated."
"A feather indicates accomplishments, and this is one of them."
"My girl, you are Compassionate, Courageous, Hardworking, Creative, and now you're a graduate proves you've accomplished your goal."
"Aah! Thank you, Mom, for being my inspiration."
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features feathers. It can be a single feather or more. Where did the feather come from? Does it hold meaning to the character or story? Go where the prompt leads!