House on the Hill

Shadows clawed the ground; their malleable and extensible limbs became writhing messes across the ash-littered undergrowth next to the house on the hill. Far, far above the shadows, the puppet master plays his cruel game as he governs the malicious deeds of his minions. As I am, being the courageous, daring explorer, I venture forwards … More House on the Hill

The Jump

That jump. Put all your bitterness and crestfallenness into that jump The sea will catch only your dreams of greatness in that jump Your tears will fall a thousand meters of significance in that jump. That jump. That jump will release your callous fears that circle you with emotional debt. That jump will free you … More The Jump

Silence

Drip. Drip. Drip. The endless sound of the leaking pipes. Crack. Crack. Crack. The endless walls of peeling paint. Clink. Clink. Clink. The solemn keys of the lonely piano. All the chairs, deserted. All the corners, empty. All the glass, smashed. Silence danced on the stage, like the entire room was filled. The refrain finishes … More Silence

Win or Die

With each bullet I fired, I felt something. I’m not sure what it was, but it was something. Had I stopped for a moment to consider the awfulness of war, I can’t say I would have made it home at all. Every death of each man I witnessed, a pain filmed my entire body. I … More Win or Die

Day of the Dead

He crept up to the window. Despite the fog clouding his vision, he could see the marsh ahead clearly. She was coming. A gush of water devoured the road that lead to town. He had no escape. Tick. Tock. His time was nearly up. Tick. Tock. He could hear her footsteps striking the cold stone … More Day of the Dead

Dunkirk

Hurry men as our enemy grows stronger. Hurry men for our enemy gets nearer, nearer, nearer. Welcome to Dunkirk. I hear the shouting from the men and the screams of those who didn’t return. Welcome to Dunkirk. I hear the death sirens blasting and the devil’s tanks approaching. He drops his bombs and fires his … More Dunkirk

The Sign

I sit here. All alone. Forever. Just around the corner, or right by your door. ‘I used to be your neighbour.’ So the sign says. The sign I hold by the floor. The checked T-shirt I wear, worn right down to the seams. ‘I used to be your neighbour.’ So the sign says. The sign … More The Sign

An Ode to Autumn

The season of harvest, When the world’s scenery is painted on by life’s artist. The season of rut for the deer, When the evenings are crisp and clear. Time to spend with family and friends, Taking long walks and building dens. Enjoy autumn, it’s a beautiful time of year, After summer, before winter, keep it … More An Ode to Autumn

Just Because

I’d travel around the world for you, I’d climb to the top of Everest for you, I’d starve in forest wilderness for you.   Just because.   I’d buy the world for you, I’d love Everything about you, I’d cherish every moment with you.   Just because.   I’d go to prison for you, I’d … More Just Because