A short story written by me! Thought I’d share this with you today!
She heard them crowing, black crows were flowing above her while she walked on the sidewalk towards the milk bar. She was only ten years old and did not understand why they were swarming up above on this sunny January day. She looked above her and they flew in circles like something was not right.
She entered the milk bar and saw the little bald man Mr Garner behind the counter with his chewy tobacco hanging from his mouth. She grabbed the milk and bread her mother had sent her to get and she put them on the counter. He didn’t even say hello, as he always did he just said, ‘that will be four dollars.’ She handed him the money and left the store.
When she walked out the door she saw them again hovering above. Big ugly black crows. Her heart raced, and her gut felt like jelly, she was frightened. There were twelve of them, she stood still and counted. Her body tingled as one came straight down and sat in front of her.
She stared at him and quickly looked around and asked ‘What do you want crow?’
He stayed on the ground and let out a loud ‘Bark,bark,bark’
It was as if it was talking to her, trying to tell her something. She looked at him oddly and decided to continue to make her way home. As she walked they followed from above with that same one staying close by her side.
She reached her street which had a little playground she played at with her friends. She noticed a man he was tall with dark hair and was wearing a long black waistcoat. The crows flew towards him and she watched as they all swooped down on the ground around him. He saw her watching and turned around. Before she knew it they had all flown into his big black coat and disappeared. She ran the five houses down the block to her own and couldn’t believe what she had seen. She was frightened, scared and her face turned a pasty white.
She put the items away in the kitchen and heard her mother and brother in the other room laughing. She raced to her room and closed the door. She was in shock absolute horror.
She pinched herself to see if it hurt, she didn’t feel a thing, her body was also in shock.
‘Emma’ her mother called.
‘Emma, Are you back from the shops?’ she called out again.
Emma thought she better quickly respond ‘Yes mum, I’m here in my room.’
She sat on her bed and realised that she better quickly get the memory of what she had just seen out of her mind. She grabbed her iPod and stuck the headphones in her ears and pumped up the sound.