All These Birds

Illustration by Alessandro Gottardo

I don’t care about duck hunting but I like magazine subscriptions. I like organizing them on the bookshelf. Puddler, the kids magazine for junior members of Ducks Unlimited, fits between the National Geographic and Sports Illustrated magazines I inherit after they’ve made the rounds of my dad’s office lobby. The $35 a year he spends to make me a junior Greenwing member of Ducks Unlimited also comes with a decal for his Bronco and an invitation to the Siskiyou County chapter’s annual raffle and auction dinner.

Originally published April 8, 2021 in Entropy.

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