Billy chased the birds in the park, even though his mother told him not to. He would find a stick and chase after the crows and the ravens.
He didn’t believe in the Carrion Man in his long black feathery coat. That was just a story to scare little kids.
But one day, as he was about to poke a fat bird gorging itself on seed, Billy heard a tap-tap-tap on the stones behind him. He turned to see a tall figure in a big black cloak and hat with a long white mask.
He carried a very big stick.

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