In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a raven. It can be in nature or used to describe humanity as a metaphor. Follow the bird. Go where the prompt leads.
The raven knew how she was perceived. As a bird full of venom and darkness, ready to peck your eyes out. She blamed these horror novels that were distributed around. In reality she was just like the other bird Mums out on her travels looking for food for her young: three sons and two daughters. Their father had being a loser but she diplomatically called him a ‘free spirit’. He had left when the babies were young and could literally be anywhere right now. She swooped down in battle with a crow Mum to get the piece of bread.
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There’s always someone out to criticize a mum; why not a raven mum? They are probably just as anxious about doing the right thing as we are.
I like the motherly side of the raven expressed in your flash, although I also chuckled as her “free spirit” mate. Often that’s true in the bird kingdom!
Thank you. 🙂
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