Dick Waters Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Today we’re pleased to announce Dick Waters as the winner of the Indies Unlimited weekly Flash Fiction competition. Congratulations to Dick, and thanks to everyone who participated – excellent entries!

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

Photo by K.S. Brooks

by Dick Waters
It was a cold winter day and the convertible was not holding the heat.Dad said he would return in just a few minutes, and did what Mom said he never did—ask someone for directions.

It was late afternoon. I was hungry. Everyone knows teenagers never stop eating. I looked and found the only thing left—a box of animal crackers.

That lonely seagull looked cold and hungry too. What harm would it be to give him a cracker?

I rolled the window down slightly throwing a cracker towards him. He jumped on it instantly with wings spread. He downed the treat in just a second. He took two hops closer to the car and gave me three loud thanks.

I rolled the window down and threw him another cracker. Two white blurs flew past, one of them catching it in mid air. This was a game. Now I wondered which gull was smarter.

Soon, I was getting dizzy, unable to count the gulls. Many were now on the car hood. I threw the box of crackers and watched the resulting feeding frenzy.

Then, there was a loud rush of wings with a deafening screech of a hundred hungry gulls; they were diving at the windows. I heard the sound of drums overhead. I looked up to see several holes with yellow beaks.

Dad was running towards the car and yelling, but I couldn’t hear him. I’m glad.

“Dad is there such a thing as being gullible?”

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