Carrot Ranch October 19 flash fiction challenge: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a raptor.
The sensation of flight is exhilarating. Jane tries to laugh aloud but the wind jerks the sound from her mouth and the air from her very lungs. She lazes, riding a current, the land below a patchwork quilt seamed with roads and rivers. The world shimmers around her. She relaxes into floating free.
Then below – movement.
Tendons stretch, tail lengthens, head lowers, cruel beak leading the way as the downward streak begins. Air thunders by as prey looms closer, unaware yet.
Jane sighs and stirs in her sleep, Troubles twitching next to her as if joining in the hunt.
This flash is a vignette from The Life and Times of Jane Doe. More fun flashes from other writers are at the Carrot Ranch link above.