A Bad Omen?

Superstitions mean little to me. My mother, however, would have me cross the street if a black cat was ever in sight. They’re a bad omen she told me, as her mother had told her, and so on for generations beyond my counting.
So deeply ingrained had this tradition become, that to this day I give these dark felines a wide berth.
Today, the irrational fear came to fruition. On my regular commute home I crossed paths with a furry little omen. The black cat sat, glaring at all who passed. Most paid little to no attention, other than a sidestep so as not to tread on the stubborn beast. As I was taught, I made my way to the other side of the road.
No sooner had I reached the parallel footpath, than a balcony, age wornβ€”or mystically releasedβ€” descended with a thunderous clap pulverising the path I would have taken.
Somehow, the black cat skittered from the dust cloud, unharmed by the falling balcony and resulting debris.
I stopped, frozen in shock, pondering an unanswerable question.
Did a black cat save my life?

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!

27 thoughts on “A Bad Omen?

      1. I have a Russian blue kitty, she’s a smoky dark grey, her name is Stormy and that is a good depiction of her nature lol

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      1. Shame. So many great horror flicks out there.
        Let me know if you face that fear. I’ll see if I can make up a horror movie playlist based around Black cats πŸ‘»πŸ€£

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      1. Broken mirrors .. yes. have heard that too !!
        They all make our life more miserable if trusted blindly. Better to keep distance πŸ˜› and I am doing that since long now πŸ™‚

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      1. Mothers are often angels for their children. And sometimes demons, but not here, I think. πŸ™‚ Two of my cats have been pictured in my posts. The third one wonders why he hasn’t.

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