Roses

Roses Are not red But stained With the blood That has bled From the hearts Of those Left for dead In the wake Of your flawless Beauty And unrivalled Cruelty

Ashes

The fire you set inside me Has long since died While once your breath Would fan the flames Such fuel is hard to find Without you by my side Now all that remains Are the ashes of heart Not even a spark Still burns inside   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: [...]

Whispers (pt.4)

Previously: Part 3 All chapters Part 4 My heart stopped. Or at the very least it skipped a beat. "You mean..." "They are real, Jack," the father nodded. He placed what was probably supposed to be a comforting hand on my shoulder, but I couldn't feel it. I had gone numb. "And I am sorry [...]

The Tide

"Come on," she said, frantically packing sand-strewn belongings into the bag. "The tide is coming in." No," I replied without emotion, staring at the white crests zigzagging delightfully across the ocean's surface. "I fear that the land may, in fact, be sinking." Written in response to a triple word prompt I saw on earlier today [...]

Whispers (pt.3)

Previously: Part 2 All chapters Part 3 The cold hit me the second I walked through the doorway. Outside, beneath the summer sun and dressed in the mandatory black attire of funerals, I had been sweltering. Inside, however, it felt like midwinter. I was taken aback as well by the silence. Every minute I had [...]

Ramblings: Feeling inspired

I'm actually feeling properly inspired to write! This doesn't happen often. I mean, I'll write poems fairly regularly but I can churn those out pretty quick. It's the story writing I struggle with. But the one I'm writing now, Whispers, isn't boring me yet. I've published the first two mini chapters on here, and actually [...]

Whispers (pt.2)

Previously: Part 1 All chapters Part 2 And then silence. I stood before the church, for the first time in my life, without the whispered voices. And for the first time ever I missed them. I had so many questions now that I had finally been able to understand what they were saying. The storm [...]

Whispers (pt.1)

Part 1 I had never felt comfortable in a church. Even as a young child I dreaded Sunday mornings and the weekly mass. But as the youngest in an otherwise devout Christian family, not yet ready to be left alone at home for two hours, I had no say in the matter. And so I [...]

A Gaze Enough

She could disappear Into any crowd A nondescript haircut A forgettable face Unremarkable clothing No distinguishable feature Save her gaze   A gaze enough To ensnare any man Captivating Enthralling Bewitching Enchanting Beguiling Enslaving   A gaze enough To make all else Seemingly disappear