Short Story: The Life of an Office Pigeon
The life of an office pigeon involves a lot of travelling. Travelling to deliver a message, travelling to summon someone, travelling to pick up a document.
The life of an office pigeon involves a lot of ‘now’. The kind of tasks an office pigeon gets are the urgent ones that can’t wait for the usual channels, or important ones that can’t afford to be ignored by the intended recipient.
The life on an office pigeon involves a lot of secrets. Verbal messages leave no trace, and a handwritten note is easier to destroy than an electronic one.
But they forget that an office pigeon only looks like a pigeon. At the end of the day, after the office is empty, an office pigeon returns to human form and files a report of every known message, note, and secret. Nothing is left out.
The next day, human hands change to feathered wings, and the office pigeon begins another day.