The Headless Duck (Fast Fiction)

Hugo La Rosa By Hugo La Rosa, 9th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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An allegorical house scene to help us appreciate the non locality of consciousness.

The Headless Duck

The duck went through the house without a head, like an exhalation. The maid followed behind with the big knife. The duck went through the dining room straight to the living room.

The duck went around the center table, as if she had eyes to see; it didn’t bump her body against the furniture. She used dexterity and precision to go around.

“How did she do that?” I asked.

When the headless duck collapsed on the kitchen floor, my father said:

“The duck could see through her empty head.”

“Or with her whole body," said my mother.

“Was that consciousness?” I asked myself.


Consciousness, Duck, Fast Fiction, Head, House, Kitchen, Maid, Mystery, Question, Questioning, Short Story, Sight

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I am a US citizen living in New York who likes to write short stories and poems. I was born in Peru.

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author avatar mary mumbi maina
10th May 2011 (#)

this is a lovely piece,you are really good in expressing yourself.i can actually saa the duck

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