Tapping up and down against my window, wing flapping, wild chirping. I thought this little bird must be hungry. I go outside with seeds and water. It refuses any of my offerings. In a frenzy, it keeps attacking its own reflection on the glass until one of them drops dead.
Kapka Nilan was born in Bulgaria and lives in the UK. She lives between languages and likes spending time crafting little stories. Her flash and microfiction have been featured in Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology 2018 and online.