Guns and Roses*

Guns and roses What’s the difference? One is adrenaline The other a dose Both perform the same function Topping giants and dwarfs alike Making them drink or write Be it a bullet from the metal Or a petal From the rose Each provides an end One being quick and easy The other long and wheezy

Conflicted

Familiar yet unfamiliar. A piercing gaze confronted his eyes… heavy, dim and lifeless. A dark sea of ash bordered, dominating the pale skin which struggled to surface. Erratic strands of hair clenched a soft face, attempting to cloud a peculiar innocence. The limited figure produced a weak, powerful cry, “Help me…please.” The words seemed forced, […]

Sweet War

The Blitz – 1940, London “Miss! A gracious lady like you shouldn’t be walking on these hell-coated streets!” shouted a man carrying a mildly torn portmanteau, busily hurrying to the direction of the train station. Allison Bradshawe smirked to herself. She wasn’t planning on leaving the city to the safety she knew her family would […]

The Unholy War

October 6 1973 – Yom Kippur, a day of atonement On the holiest night of the Jewish calendar, a holy war would ensue. A secret assembly would take place first, a conference of powerful individuals plotting their next course of action. This assembly of men had representatives from both of the great military alliances of […]

The Allied Lady

Chapter 1 12 May 1940, Cologne “Why can’t you understand, Gertraud?” Max started raising his voice. “It is too late my love.” He pulled out the dark wooden chair and sat down. His head sank into his hands as if he had lost a bet in a horse race. A big bet. Gertraud was leaning […]

Snowflakes of ashes

Red in front of my eyes Children – voices laughing one second, then bombs. The sirens echo All too late now Blood Bodies All just a packet of lost souls Fate? No. Humans, greedy humans Ignorance leads. Snowflakes of ashes are all that remain.

Our Baby

The rhythmic sound of our black combat boots colliding with the floor echoed onto the deserted streets. It was the only sound that could be heard. Not to forget the screeching of the bullets bursting out of our guns at incredible speed and the sound of bombs smacking into innocent people’s homes. All I wanted […]