Ksenia Anske would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Crows

By Ksenia Anske All Rights Reserved ©

Romance

Crows

Crows are autumn. The sign of autumn. Their "cra-cra-cra" and then another "cra" like a period at the end of a sentence hanging in the air. And the colors. The burned sienna. The fire of maples. The cold sun. You'd think it would warm your face, but it's only there for show.


The damp chill after the rain. Puddles glistening like mirrors.

"Cra-cra-cra," go the crows.

"Shhh, I hear you," goes the wind.

It rips off the leaves. It twirls them, and they dance and land in the puddles and float like discarded summer.

There is the tickle of crispness on your skin. It nips a bit, only a bit. Like a warning. It's not that cold yet. No roofs are covered with hoarfrost, no sheets of ice break under your feet. None of it is there. Only fall. Only October.

And that kiss you've been waiting for, it's warm on your lips.

You hold hands and walk about aimlessly, kicking at the leaves, smelling decay. The scarf is hugging your neck and you pull it up and lower your face in it and breathe in. It's pleasant.

You stop by a pond and sit on a bench and feed ducks pieces of bread. They are perfectly insolent, the ducks, and spoiled. They snatch the bread right out of your hand and waddle off, very important looking.

"I love you." He says.

"Yeah?"

"Yeah."

"I love you too." You say, smiling, there and not there. "This is lovely."

"It is."

"Do you have more bread?"

He offers a handful of crumbs. All that's left. "Would that do?"

"Sure."

You throw it.

Now the pigeons are here too, and the sparrows. And the crows go, "cra-cra-cra," like they're saying, "it's mine, it's mine." The crows.

They are autumn.


Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Ksenia Anske
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Tinkerbelle Leonhardt: I'm such a sucker for this story, yes there are small spelling mistakes normal human errors, nothing major. you fall in love with the characters and wish to be apart of their lives from the start. You feel their happiness, their sadness and I found myself smiling through most of it, I love that i...

Jesse Mae: This is a really good story. I absolutely loved it. I recommend this to all readers. It is amazing!

Aleena Koshy: I really enjoyed the book ... thanks for the book !!

TheUnquietMind: Even though the story was fast paced, the plot was really good. Well written. And even though i'm not a fan of rough BDSM I kept reading cause the story was really intriguing.

TheUnquietMind: It was a good erotica. But it has a cliché plot.Good writing thou! ❤️

aanniemaazziinnggzz: I love the story itself. I did not regret reading it!

Barepayne: OKay this book is official gonna be in my #RR reading List! like this book has an amazing plot and its also hella sexy, like i went red from reading it and im black so idk how thats possible but wow!! Thats all i have to say WOW!!!from wattpad originally.

twa_hira: Amazing well thought of plot and not like any werewolf book I have read

☆☆Julz711☆☆: Great read. Do it

More Recommendations

weirdo cipriano: Another job well done! It's short but satisfying at the same time :>

weirdo cipriano: This is a lot milder than the first book, but it had its own title. Both of them are soooo sweet and cute aww I love how he takes care of her, he's such a sweetheart! I'm in love 😍

Sana Salman: Simple and too short but gripping. The awakening and prom pushed me into my childhood and now I'm gonna watch Disney's cute animation once again! The thing I like about author, is the writing style. There's not much exaggeration and the story is simply to point. A nice little read if you're fed u...

karliburke15: I absolutely loved it.It has all your emotions flowing when you read bound to you.Took me a day to read so it's not really long but I think it's the perfect length,great book

Brittani Nicole Case: Your summary of the story is what got me to read it. You have a way with words and with humor. I didn't really see the strong-willed version of Cordelia. When I think of a strong-willed female character the very first one to pop in my head is Buffy Sommers (There is no stronger-willed female than...

Jada Bland: Strong story line. Loved the dynamic characters. Amazing!!! I'm really excited for the next part in this story. I need to know what happens to Haley, Logan and the crew. I was captivated by the first chapter and stayed like that until the very last sentence.

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.