Close your eyes. What do you see? Do you see me? Us? Snapshots. A picture in a frame. Look closer. Do you see our life? A life? Any sign of life? Do those snapshots add up to anything? Does it mean anything? I see you. You, with those dark brown eyes. You, with that pale … Continue reading CAN YOU SEE?
Forage duty. They try to tell you it's a privilege, an honour. You're special, a chosen one. The truth is it's dangerous. You're expendable and you're exposed. Return empty-handed and you will be punished. That's why I'm still out here as the light fails, still hunting. They only come for us at night. It's suicide … Continue reading INVASION
She's not in my orbit. She's untouchable. Would she be interested in a guy like me? Doubtful. I'm not one of the cool kids. She doesn't know I exist. She doesn't see me. All I can do is watch from a distance. Every night. Until she draws her bedroom curtains. Written for the Weekend Writing … Continue reading UNREQUITED
The vista looks grim this morning. A grey, brooding doldrum. Without you, there is no sun-kissed upland. No blissful smile. I turn away. The chore of life weighs heavy. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week’s prompt was: Vista. Click on the link to read more stories by other writers. For those who … Continue reading SOLUS
How long before making the call? The next day - too desperate? Two days - too aloof? A week - too late? Always the same conundrum. Not this time. The following evening. Perfect. He dialled. 'The number you have dialled has not been recognised.' Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week’s prompt … Continue reading AFTER THE FIRST DATE