Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Raven Mocker (Cherokee)

A century old, the Cherokee witch waited, perched for the Raven Mocker to charge her heart; little did the screeching bird know she’d lost it long ago to a cardinal haired Scotsman born from the Fae.

Eucleian Raven

Eucleian Raven (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

—–36 words—–

Today’s Trifextra: Week Sixty-Four haunting is inspired by the Raven Mocker and my own genealogy. The Raven Mocker is said to be a the bringer of death sounding the raven’s cry with a strong wind,  tormenting and killing their victim by slitting the victim’s head they consume his heart without leaving a mark on the victim’s  adding a year to their life for every year that the slain would have still lived.

Somewhere back in my genealogy, before the Trail of Tears, I have some Cherokee ancestors that mixed with some Scots, though you wouldn’t know it from looking at me because on the other side of the family I have the Scot-Irish that mixed with the French and Dutch. Red hair is a recessive gene meaning you must have it on both sides of the family and I do and I happen to take after those traits.

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Four
This weekend we’re asking for exactly 33 of your own words plus the following three words:
  • charge
  • century
  • lost
So 33 of yours plus 3 of ours means that everyone will have a 36 word response this time around.

9 thoughts on “Ghoulish Flash Fiction A to Z: Raven Mocker (Cherokee)

  1. oscarjamieson says:

    Fantastic little piece, well done!

  2. I really like this piece! And adding the insight on your ancestry made it that much more enjoyable. Nice work with the prompt

  3. rangewriter says:

    You do your ancestors proud.

  4. grandmalin says:

    Wow. I want to read the rest of this story. 😀

  5. Draug419 says:

    This is cool. It’s a unique take on the words.

  6. jannatwrites says:

    Oh my goodness, what a scary idea (probably shouldn’t have read this so close to bedtime :)) I like the part about her already losing her heart to the Scotsman….the raven will be disappointed for sure!

  7. Pete Denton says:

    Nice little story.

    I stopped by from the A to Z Challenge list. Can you believe we’re at the end of the third week already!

    Happy blogging for the rest of the challenge. 🙂

  8. Suzanne says:

    Lovely and haunting! Great take on the prompt.

  9. KymmInBarcelona says:

    cardinal-haired Scotsman is such a perfect description here!

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