It was such a warm day. Tom didn’t usually mind the heath but something felt different today, he thought when he noticed the dead black raven in front of him. Suddenly, a distant memory popped up in his head.

It happened on a day as warm as this one. She was old and looked terrible.
Unexpectedly, she clutched Tom’s hand, looked him straight in the eye and said:

“The world as we know it will soon come to an end.”

And now he could swear he saw a dead black raven in her hands.

2 thoughts on “Omen

  1. Made me recall a dream I once had that involved a dead bird, may have been a raven or perhaps a crow. However, the point of the dream was that even in death the bird was beautiful. Perhaps the ‘end’ here is a good thing rather than bad, and the protagonist just needs to accept it, along with the additional realization that old age is not a thing with which to be afraid or disgusted.

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