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Conspiracy of Birds
by Joan Leotta

Relaxing, at the beach, I pulled my ham sandwich out of the cooler and positioned myself to enjoy the water view.  While I watched three pelicans skimming the waves, a large gray seagull waddled up behind me, grabbed my sandwich, screeched  and flew out over the water. A few minutes later, the pelican trio circled back. As they crossed my line of sight, one winked. Was that part of my ham sandwich dangling from his beak?