Conrad Julius Ecklie (conrad_ecklie) wrote,
Conrad Julius Ecklie

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Theatrical Muse: Week 109: Question 109

Name: Conrad Ecklie

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Word Count: 150

Superstition. Are you superstitious about anything? Is someone you know superstitious? Write a ficlette on the theme of superstition.

There was this particular Sunday moment, not long ago, after mass.

As he put his keys back in his pocket and began to walk back towards the building, Ecklie’s ears alerted him to the starting up of a harsh crowing sound. Head turning so he looked upwards, the man found the source, a bird, none other than the crow to be exact. Some Greeks were very superstitious, he wasn’t. However, that didn’t stop the words “Sto Kalo… Sto Kalo… Kala Nea na me Feris”, from flashing through his mind. Loosely translated it meant go well into the day and bring me good news. Crows were considered omens of bad news, misfortune and death. When a person saw or heard a crow cawing, they were meant to say that. He wasn’t superstitious, but it didn’t stop the words flashing through his mind as he drew on an inexhaustible fountain of knowledge.

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