Thursday, 22 April 2021

Caws

 

by Clive Aaron Gill

Crow's Nest 

  The jarring, staccato caws of crows every morning disturbed Daniel during his virtual college classes. Through his window, he watched the birds courting, fighting and scolding. Sometimes puffing up, bowing and rattle calling.

Daniel recorded the hoarse, screaming kee-aah of red-tailed hawks, enemies of crows.

When a group of crows cawed during his class, he played the recording.

The crows swarmed up, flapping in all directions, then flew away.

About the author

Fifty stories by Clive Aaron Gill have appeared in literary journals and in People of Few Words Anthology.

Born in Zimbabwe, Clive has lived and worked in Southern Africa, North America and Europe.

 

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