This week for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by Charli Mills The prompt is the word ‘Eminence’ in all its glory… In the post Charli also brings us up close and personal with a monster from the basement…. with eight legs that move it rapidly across your path. On one occasion almost to the point of embarrassment. Well worth heading over to enjoy that and also photographs of the melt around that part of Lake Superior.
In the meantime.. here is my submission for the challenge.
Your Eminence by Sally Cronin
As I pass him on my way to the village, I remember to say ‘Good morning your eminence’. To ignore him is to invite untold misfortune. Wise ones tell of signs of impending death if he is seen close to your window. And should that be open to the spring air, thefts of gold and silver. I laugh at the warnings, for I am young and carefree, but ancient beliefs stir in my blood, for lone magpies bring sorrow. So I pay him respect, wishing him a mate for life, to bring joy to those who see them together.
If you would like to participate in this week’s challenge here is the link again...https://carrotranch.com/2019/03/28/march-28-flash-fiction-challenge/
I hope you have enjoyed this piece of flash and your feedback is always welcome.. thanks Sally.