The Conspiracy

Her mother believes that ravens bring bad news, and gets rid of them quickly, if they land on the balcony.

Rowena is born with a special ability – to see beyond words. It has been more of a curse than a gift, as she fails to gain acceptance in social and professional circles. Her presence terrifies people, and they find reasons to get rid of her. She may not speak a word, but her overall demeanor gives those scary, all-knowing signals.

The raven has been shot down, and her mother looks relieved. She sees the dark conspiracy finally getting her.

(99 words)

 

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7 thoughts on “The Conspiracy

  1. Pingback: Ravens « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. The bookends of the mother’s superstition and the daughter’s struggle for acceptance weave a sad tale. The phrase, “they find reasons to get rid of her” followed by the raven shot down is poignantly and sad. Beautiful writing, Reena!

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