Omen

The crow lay upon her neighbor’s frosty lawn, a frozen bundle of feathers and bones.  Its legs were curled up beneath its body.  Its dark eyes stared at nothing.  She briefly wondered whether the bird was dead when it fell from the sky, landing with a thump among the bright Christmas decorations littering the lawn. 
She shook her head.  A dead bird falling from the sky portended nothing.  No, she reassured herself, she didn’t believe in omens.  She refused to extract meaning from the random events of life. 
She really ought to have looked both ways before crossing the street. 
This was written in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 word challenge.  This week's word was "bundle."

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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: Omen

Friday, December 9, 2011

Omen

The crow lay upon her neighbor’s frosty lawn, a frozen bundle of feathers and bones.  Its legs were curled up beneath its body.  Its dark eyes stared at nothing.  She briefly wondered whether the bird was dead when it fell from the sky, landing with a thump among the bright Christmas decorations littering the lawn. 
She shook her head.  A dead bird falling from the sky portended nothing.  No, she reassured herself, she didn’t believe in omens.  She refused to extract meaning from the random events of life. 
She really ought to have looked both ways before crossing the street. 
This was written in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 word challenge.  This week's word was "bundle."

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7 Comments:

At December 9, 2011 at 6:22 PM , Anonymous TLanceB said...

Awesome point of view. Portended kicks all kinds of ass as a word.

Love the imagery. Welcome to 100 words *fistbump*

 
At December 9, 2011 at 6:34 PM , Anonymous Kgwaite said...

Thanks, Lance.

 
At December 10, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Anonymous Cindy Brown said...

Nicely done!

 
At December 10, 2011 at 8:31 PM , Anonymous barbara said...

I'll admit . . . I chuckled aloud as I read that last line. Well done!

 
At December 10, 2011 at 10:01 PM , Anonymous Seekingelevation said...

Love it. Plays out like a film.

 
At December 12, 2011 at 1:08 PM , Anonymous Rhoni said...

Whoa! Love the way you wrapped that up.

 
At December 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM , Anonymous Beverly Diehl said...

Delightfully ominous even if she's in denial.

 

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