Rion Amilcar Scott's "A Loudness of Screechers" is a supernatural or magical tale that has a large group of menacing birds hovering over a town before then taking a human sacrifice. The story is told from the perspective of a young girl in the town.
In one interview, Scott explained his reasons for presenting magical elements in his stories. For one, he said it's fun. And second, he said, that doing so "allows me to dramatize some ideas that I can’t dramatize otherwise."
How did you respond to the use of magical elements in "A Loudness of Screechers"? That is, was it a fun, unsettling, confusing, intriguing, unusual, or familiar reading exeprience for you? Or, was it something else? In brief, state why you think you had that response to the story.