Marty asked a lot of questions, especially for a brand new crewman on a tugboat.
“This isn’t the canal we’re supposed to be using is it?” said Marty.
“I know,” said Jason, the tug’s skipper. “It’s a special canal.”
“I wonder about this garbage we’re towing on the barges. Shouldn’t we dispose it in an environmentally efficient way? Not just dump it at the landfill?”
“I know. I got it covered.”
“I mean Humanity’s intervention led to a lot of extinctions. Don’t you think we should give something back? Do our part somehow to restore Earth’s creatures?
“I got it covered,” insisted Jason.
Marty became quiet and went aft to check on the tow lines. He returned in a rush. “Cap’n! There’s sea monsters eating our garbage!”
“I’m serious! They got super-long necks. They even got a little one with them! What do we do?”
Jason sighed. “Well tell Perry, Patricia, and baby Poppy to eat faster. We’ll arrive at the landfill soon.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/fffaw-challenge-week-of-october-10-2017/
I don’t know if anyone checks the inventory of garbage to be sure it all gets there. I doubt folks are checking it very closely.