#ThursThreads Week 500 : Do You Come Here Often?

The seagull flapped its wings briefly as it completed the last few feet of landing at the landfill. It was one I hadn’t seen before, I could tell by  the details in the colors along its sides, and it didn’t smell like the rest of us.

I waddled over to it, as it punched at something bright and shiny on the ground. “Hi! Are you new here?”

The gull squawked back, while still keeping its beak shut enough to hang onto what it had found, “Yes. It’s my first time here.” Then, to be social, he continued, “Do you come here often?”

“Oh, yes. Humans do this once a week. I’ve got all kinds of bright, shiny decorations at home.”

“Once a week?” The new bird looked around. “They do this once a week?”

“Yes. Big trucks arrive, and dump stuff into these piles.” I hopped up and down as I spoke. “But, in just a few hours, they drive big machines around on it all, and turn all this,” I flapped one wing, and looked around, “into a few tiny blocks that they bury them in the ground.”

“Can’t we just dig it all up?”

“There’s no reason to. The blocks are too heavy, and the shiny things are all mushed into them.”

We chatted as we hopped along. We both found good shiny things.

“Nice meeting you. Hope you show up next week.”

“I will!”

With that, I took off to deliver my shiny find to my home.

250 Words

It’s Week 500 of #ThursThreads, hosted by Siobhan Muir. Please go read all the stories in this week’s #ThursThreads. They are always fun to read. And there are some great writers who show up every week.


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