This Christmas-themed snap fiction story took flight when I snapped a picture of two storks on a grassy field, looking for… something.
The notion that things “happen for a reason” is a powerful idea. It is also a dangerous one. The concept of “agency” is so central to our understanding of ourselves and our world that we apply it even where there is no agency to be found.
This new snap fiction story got its start when I heard a low buzz and saw something hovering overhead.