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Seeker (Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge)

March 4, 2018

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community, hosted by Charli Mills, is HERE.

March 1, 2018, prompt: 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 fortune-teller extended a bony hand toward me. Thin translucent fingers pressed against my chest sending a chill into me.

She pulled back and raised her hand and was holding an amorphous black glob in her palm. “This,” she said. “Is what lives inside you.”

I frowned.

“This means you need to clean your spirit; your soul.” She explained. The fortune-teller closed her hand and the bubbling image evaporated.


A thin smile spread across her wizened face. “Find your guide.”

Outside, squinting against the sun, I saw the raven, perched on the light pole, looking down at me.



4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2018 1:34 am

    We all need to find our guide to rid our society of that black glob inside.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. March 8, 2018 12:32 am

    Never stop seeking, even if it leads you to old fortune-tellers and ravens. Maybe we need protest flash fiction.

    Liked by 1 person


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