...but I kinda wish I hadn't wasted an entire 26 words with that first sentence/prompt...
Kiyoshi didn’t consider himself a superstitious man, but when a third crow landed on his mailbox, he felt led to reevaluate his thoughts on the matter. His fingers fell silent against his keyboard, the flashing cursor on his screen forgotten. Mid-scene. Mid-sentence. Mid-murder.
The crows worked together, beaks and claws cooperating to hoist the tiny metal flag usually flipped by the stumpy hand of the postman.
When the flag had been raised, they flew off, or up, rather, into the shivering limbs of a naked cherry tree. The soil below, disturbed.
Kiyoshi went to check his mailbox.
very often the prompt is not included in the 100 words. By the way this is 97 words.ReplyDelete
Like the imagery in this and how it could lead into so many more stories.
Must tell you what my friend said about drabbles but not now - have to lie down
some word programs would count "mid-sentence" as one word, mine counts it as two words.ReplyDelete
mostly I wanted to play with the word 'murder', since it involved crows ;)
Very nice for 97/100 words.ReplyDelete
By my count, it's 100 ;)Delete