Egg and chicken

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Commercial Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Egg or chicken? What was first? Find out from this short story.

Submitted: July 10, 2015

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Submitted: July 10, 2015



Egg and chicken


Tom Gawronski


Autumn. Cloudy day. Small wind blows few red and yellow leaves. Two boys are playing on a playground. One says to the other:
“What was first? Egg or chicken?”
“It’s obvious that chickens hatch from eggs. Otherwise they aren’t chickens. Egg was laid by an organism which, in the history of evolution, wasn’t a chicken yet.”
A man reading a newspaper on a bench nearby smiles, gets up, and walks away.
Next day. Sunny. Playground is full of children with parents. There is an article in a newspaper about a scientist explaining that an egg was before the chicken. The boy boasts with proud voice:
“I’ve explained that an egg was before a chicken.”
People laugh. A woman says to a boy:
“It was a scientist. Look in the newspaper”


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