Flash Fiction: Sign From God

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.


Sign From God

“God, please show me a sign.”

Sam prayed as Katherine attempted to make a fire. They had been lost in the woods for days and hunger was really beginning to set in. Being a former girl scout meant that Katherine felt much more confident of their survival than he did.

“It is summer. Why do we need a fire?” Sam gripped.

Out of nowhere, a raven hit the ground hard in front of Sam. He knew it was a sign from God but was it good or bad? Before we could decide, Katherine picked it up.

“Oh good. Dinner.”

9 responses to “Flash Fiction: Sign From God”

  1. Reminds me of a joke I heard once:
    The Washington BIological Service banded crows to study their flight patterns. A farmer, trying to rid his fields of the vermin, fired at them. One fell to the ground. The next day, he called the number on the band to complain.
    “You found one of our crows?”
    “You people have a lot of nerve!”
    “I don’t understand,” The mystified government employee replied.
    “The band said Wash. Boil. Serv. That’s what I did, and the d@mn#d thing tasted TERRIBLE!”

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  2. I appreciate what you did with gender in this flash, Heather (especially since I was once a Girl Scout Troop Leader). And I laughed as Sam pondered the omen and Katherine embraced the practical.


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