First he made a plane, but it flew out the window. The ship sailed to Paris and the dinosaur ate a neighbour. So he folded a bird from red tissue paper and placed it in a cage.
The next day he found an egg. He sold it for fifty dollars.
Each day another egg, another sale, and on it went.
But the bird faded to pink.
Crying, he propped open the cage door and the bird flew out the window.
Many years have passed and still, each day, he finds an egg in the cage. And sometimes a red feather.
AJ NICOL lives in Australia. She likes to write short stuff. Twitter @manicol1
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