99 Word Stories

“The Crow’s Secret,” Flash Fiction


June 21, 2018, the Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about “not all is lost.” It can include recovery from disaster, an unexpected insight after a fall, or however the phrase moves you. Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by June 26, 2018.



She was losing control of her powers. Zaria woke up, hovering above the bed staring down at the rumpled sheets twisted below. She fell, landing hard on the floor. Without her magic, she was nothing. She would be banned from the witch’s council.

Zaria arose from the floor. From his perch on the windowsill, crow flapped his wings and landed on her shoulder. He whispered in her ear, “Not all is lost. I’m here to give you the gift of clairvoyance.”

The young witch grinned. She felt the veil lift. Thank you crow, I see what you are saying.”

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro



I’ve been seeing crows! These fascinating birds have both a good and bad reputation with plenty of stories to back up those beliefs. Explore some crow mythology HERE.

Some see crows as the harbingers of death. I see them as an omen of change. Crows symbolize ancient wisdom and knowledge. When the crow appears, be reminded of who you are, and what you are capable of.

It is believed that crows appear to encourage you to use your second sight. With the gift of clairvoyance, one can peer into the spirit realm. Better yet, the crow is asking us to live authentically and to embrace our true potential.

Can you see what I’m saying?

GiddyUPAnd write some Carrot Ranch flash fiction! ❤






25 thoughts on ““The Crow’s Secret,” Flash Fiction”

    1. Aww, Sis… this was a tough one. I had to stick with my fantasy flash fiction. LOL! I’m just glad you enjoyed. 😀


    1. It truly is. I fussed with this for a couple hours. I finally decided that the ending would have to do. LOL! I’m glad you gave it a read. ❤ Thanks. 😀

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  1. Excellent, sister. I loved this. I think crows always bring hope when all seems lost. They were The Morrigan’s birds when a battle had ended and they worked with her to release the souls of the fallen warriors.

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    1. I’m rather fascinated with the crows right now. There are a few that hang around our neighborhood. They don’t mess with all the tiny finches or siskins, so I’ve been feeling their vibes. LOL! 😀

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    1. Thanks, Jules. What a mess. I love that other theme but it doesn’t work half the time. Oh, well… I really appreciated you letting me know. ❤

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