She felt as though she was being watched.
Her daughter trapped the bee under a glass. Look Mum, it’s one of them. A drone.
She looked closer, and saw a tiny lens where its face should be, glinting in front of beating iridescent wings.
The world wasn’t like she remembered.
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The Bear grinned.
He was big, bad, and made the rules in his side of the forest. Nobody dared dissent.
The Eagle dominated the other side, but did so differently, regularly letting other animals decide who they wanted to rule.
The Bear chuckled. This year they were nominating a goose.
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“Ooooooooh, shiny!” Mindy picked up the loonie and was instantly surrounded by every grubby-fingered toddler on the playground. “Back, you brats!” she shouted, holding it high. “It’s MINE!”
“I’ll take that,” snapped the kindergarten teacher, snatching the loonie.
“I’ll take that,” said the principal.
“I’ll take that,” said the government.
Dear Mister Mayor,
I wish that you would make it a holiday on every day. It would be a Great Idea.
You’re right! Why didn’t I think of that? You’re a genius! I submitted the legislation this afternoon and it went into effect immediately.