Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who hosts Friday Fictioneers. Each week Rochelle chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing.
The man who fed the crows
The old man came out of his house every morning, carrying a bag of bread. As soon as he set foot in his garden, crows descended in a black cloud. I watched him moving across the grass, distributing the food and talking to each in turn.
On the day he failed to appear, the crows sat along the railings in a silent vigil. When his body was removed from the building, they raised their voices in a poignant farewell before taking flight.
The relationship between man and birds had touched my heart. I was surprised how much I missed them.