Got It Covered

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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!”

“Uh huh.”

“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.”
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Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/fffaw-challenge-week-of-october-10-2017/

Author’s Notes:

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.

Plesiosaurus:

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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15 Responses to Got It Covered

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    So much of the deep ocean is unexplored, they could be out there somewhere.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. James says:

    Critters that eat our garbage for us. Say, do you think they could digest plastic?

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Varad says:

    Haha! Loved the names of the garbage snacking creatures. But if there were such monsters around, wouldn’t that be great?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hahahaha! We could use a lot more of Perry, Patricia and Poppy here in the United States! Great way to be environmental friendly. Great story!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lyn says:

    I’d like to sneak Perry, Patricia and Poppy into our parliament house. Get rid of some rubbish and also save tax payer a heap of money on parliamentary salaries šŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! You’ll have to wait in line. They’re already scheduled for the US. Congress. Doctors will be monitoring the animals closely, to be sure there’s no adverse effects from all that rotten food. šŸ˜‰ Thanks Lyn!

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  6. List of X says:

    Okay, but eating garbage is probably one of the surest ways to go extinct.

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  7. One, day, some day, we sure will have to find our own versions of Perry, Patricia, and Poppy to save the world from the landfills. May they be on land or in waters…
    Loved this environmentally friendly optimistic tale!
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

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