With Love’s Dark Wings
I was delivering a wedding cake, but then the ravens got so thick I couldn’t read street signs. Squinting through talons, I found the reception pecked to a pulp at the eye of the ebony storm. Bridesmaid dresses (even more hideous than they were originally) and the shadows of tuxedos stretched over the lawn like chalk outlines. I needed help, but the birds had already clogged my wheel wells with their greasy feathers. As they snapped their beaks and dive-bombed the van I wondered which would run out first—my cake rations or the windshield.
Stephen Williams holds a BA in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside where he won the Chancellor’s Performance Award for excellence in fiction. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Menacing Hedge, Underneath the Juniper Tree, and Goreyesque. Currently, he serves as an editor for Rind Literary Magazine. http://rindliterarymagazine.com/