This is the first short story of a collection of gossips in a fictional neighbourhood without frontiers. People live there in a huge variety of dwellings, interact with each other in peculiar ways, and only know each other by AKAs. This story is about "The Raven" who made life impossible for her neighbours, and when everybody lost every hope to get their normal life back, the disturbance stopped as swiftly as it started.
The Raven was a middle-aged woman, who lived on the eighth floor of a twenty-storey building. Nobody knew her name, not her closest neighbours, not those on the other floors. She was a kindergarten teacher. As to where she worked, nobody knew either. She always kept to herself, both emotionally and physically. Her physique was as strange as everything else about her. She was always dressed in black, her hair was dyed black too. She always kept her head down, so nobody could see her face properly; her shoulders were always shrugged; she also had a hump. Her very appearance got her that nickname, The Raven.