The Red Herring

“Shall we release the Kraken?”
A voice whispered around the world. Some asked what a Kraken was as others laughed behind closed doors, a portent for the future of man. Death shook his head in dismay. What did a Kraken matter when so many had died already?

By Ashley Houston

This is a very short story that I wrote for VSS365 on Twitter today. The word prompt is portent.