Appointed #writephoto

Photo by Sue Vincent

It seemed that every time I opened the door they were there.  They followed me when I walked and even when I drove.  They were everywhere.  And, no, it wasn’t just my imagination since a few people commented on it.

The wings were beginning to drive me crazy.  Why was I being shadowed so?

We all know what happened next, and the less said, the better.

Yep, lucky me, I was a survivor.  A one in perhaps ten million survivor.

Only it wasn’t luck.

As I explored the new, emptier world, I still had my constant companions. The wings stopped bothering me and became welcome.

The world was not just emptier, it was lonelier and so I tried to communicate with my new “friends”.  I slowly began to understand them.

No, it wasn’t luck.

I discovered that I was the region’s appointed survivor.

They knew it was coming and wanted a representative human to keep around for a while.  You know, as a warning. 

For some reason, they chose me.

And so here I am, the appointed one, watching as the world heals from centuries of misuse.


This was written for Sue Vincent’s writephoto challenge. She provided the photo at the top and also a key word, appointed. This week Sue is trying a Mister Linky link up.

OK, I wrote another dark one, but at least the plot is a bit different than the last two week’s stories, which had identical plots.

34 thoughts on “Appointed #writephoto

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. Crows are very intelligent. I’ve read that not only do the recognize people, but they do little favors for those they like. I agree – I don’t want to be on their wrong side!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Diana. I’m not sure what is going to happen, nor how the covidae predicted what did happen. When I asked a very big one, “So, how did you know? Do you have special powers, or…?” quoth the raven, “Never more.” ;)

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