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The Truth about Storks

S. Cameron David is a lifelong dreamer with an unfortunate tendency to get lost sometimes within his head. This is his first publication with Daily Science Fiction. You can find him online at scamerondavid.wordpress.com.

I wager you've heard a lot about storks. Because of course you have. Everyone loves a stork. If you're hoping for a baby but can't get pregnant, just keep the windows open wide. Wait for the night a stork flies in, carrying some moonlit surprise, swaddled in a blanket and held in its beak. Oh, it all sounds nice enough, doesn't it? A story fit for a fairy tale. But no one bothers to ask the really important question.
Where do the babies come from?
I never much thought about it either, not until I caught one of them in action, sneaking into my house through the open window, skulking about in the nursery.
They're all thieves, every one. All crib raiding thieves.
The End
This story was first published on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
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