Dustings of gold trickling from the sky

My feet tingle in crystalising air A single lamppost lights the side, Dustings of golden light melting the world Yet I’m frozen… perhaps I have died? A blanket that sticks to reality Dark lumps falling down from the sky, Holding the heavens up must be tiring work If the weight didn’t push you down would…

Bloodied hands reaching for more

The other field is greener Holding lush, evergrowing leaves. Yet here I am fenced Forced to hush, unless we become thieves. My hands are bruised and torn Nails chipped, yet still, ​they yearn. Fence too high for me to jump Wings clipped, when will I learn? A haze of gold and red I’m blind, the…

A tea party for ghosts

“I don’t believe in ghosts,” Sally said, her tiny pigtails swinging as she spoke. “No?” Harry asked, sipping his teacup full of air. “No, they make no sense,” Sally stated, filling up her own cup with imaginary tea from her bright pink, teapot. “They don’t indeed, and they seem a little spooky.” “Doubt they are…

Rotting just bellow

“I’d like something to cover up my imperfections,” Sammy asked the lady at the counter, eyeing up the expensive makeup with distaste. “Of course, do you know what shade you are?” The lady asked. Sammy looked at her skin, the pale white almost gleaming against the harsh shop lights. “The palest.” She replied. The shop…

A horror of stretched skin

Masses crowding into the room Bickering of days long past, White gloves stretching As a man looks at their faces aghast. The smell of alcohol mixed with cosmetics A punch of blood tainting the air, The crowd continue to mutter Their bodies falling in despair. Jittering glances become caught Mirrors snaring their prey, A room…

Spit on the face of the ice cream girl

The server hands the woman her whippy (soft ice cream). Server: That is one pound fifty, please. Customer: Ok, well I’m going to come back and pay okay? Server: I’m sorry, what? Customer: I’ll pay later. Server: I still don’t understand? Customer: Why don’t you understand, I’m speaking clear English… you understand English yes? Server…

A white tail protruding forth

“Oi, is that a crap on your bag!” A male voice screamed. I turned to my companion. “Is he yelling at us?” “I believe so,” He replied, hiking my bag further up his back. I had gratefully accepted his offer of shopping mule earlier in the day, he now had my backpack, as well as an…

Why is it so hard to say no?

I read somewhere that females find it harder to outright say no rather than men, apparently, this is because men are respected for being strong and giving orders and commands, whilst woman should use softer and more “ladylike” language. I thought surely not, then realised that indeed, I don’t say no. I say no thank…

An interview​ with the devil

Devil: So what interests you? Soul: What do you mean? Devil: What do you do in your spare time… Soul: Well at the moment I spend all my free time waiting to go for you to decide if I go to heaven or hell. It’s taking a rather long while… The Devil sighs placing his…