Tag Archives: Gargleblaster

Yeah Write #164 Gargleblaster – Office Politics

auschwitz1Stolen scent.
Trickling sweat.
Heart thumping; stomach churning.

She smiles.

A searching hand; an encroaching breath.
Lusting.
Expectation.

He smiles.

A hollow cheeked boy sleeps nearby.
Jaundiced eyes full of sorrow; a soul emptying of hope.
Grateful still for a mother’s love.

These 42 words form my entry into this week’s Gargleblaster challenge over at Yeah Write. 

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Yeah Write #163 Gargleblaster – Soulmates

never-alone

Entwined in every flake of winter snow,

and all the songs of spring:

Your voice.

Between the scented breaths of summer breeze,

and the crunch of withered, autumn leaves:

Our memories.

I can never be alone;

No matter how alone I feel.

These 42 words form my entry into this week’s Gargleblaster challenge over at Yeah Write. 

Yeah Write #162 Gargleblaster – The Moment of Truths

dinerA single strand of fluorescent pink escaped from beneath the waitress’s hat.

‘More coffee, Sir?’ she repeated.

Ingenuous, hazel eyes met my own;

She smiled a kindly smile.

I shook my head.

Below the table, sweating fingers struggled to grip the detonator

These 42 words form my entry into this week’s Gargleblaster challenge over at Yeah Write. The words were prompted by the question ‘Which way to go?. I hope you enjoy where I went with it. 

Yeah Write #161 Gargleblaster – The Stuff of Nightmares

buried

Cool, clammy soil crushes down on breaking ribs.

Unshed tears remain sealed behind closed eyelids.

A wireworm burrows its way into bulging veins;

A beetle clicks.

Silence begets darkness –

No air to breathe, no voice to scream.

My final hope:

To wake.

These 42 words form my entry into this week’s Gargleblaster challenge over at Yeah Write. The words were prompted by the question ‘Is something crawling on me?. I hope you enjoy where I went with it. Thanks again to everybody who voted for my ‘Crowd Fave’ piece last week, much appreciated!

Yeah Write #160 Gargleblaster – Spoils of Defeat

sunset_nature_birds_eagles

Impaled flags stiffen in the pungent summer breeze.

A single, riderless mare bolts for home.

Foaming;

Frantic.

Distant, snow-peaked mountains sink slowly beneath a bloody red sunrise.

Crimson framed silhouettes swoop and circle through the tremulous horizon.

The glories of battle await.

These 42 words form my entry into this weeks Gargleblaster challenge over at Yeah Write. The words were prompted by the question ‘Why do birds suddenly appear?. I hope you enjoy where I went with it.

Pleased to say that this story won the top spot in the voter’s poll. As ever I am flattered that people saw something in my work.

Yeah Write #158 Gargleblaster – Self Defence

doubt

…because I have life still to live –

Stories to tell,

People to love.

Yet, sometimes it’s hard:

Hard to repel the doubt;

An exhausting struggle to let sanity prevail.

But then I see her smile and know:

Know we’re worth the fight.

These 42 words form my entry into this weeks Gargleblaster challenge over at Yeah Write. The words were prompted by the question ‘Tell me something, old friend: why are you fighting?I hope you enjoy where I went with it.

Yeah Write #156 Gargleblaster – The Morning After

toothfairy2‘Daddy, she’s been!’ yelped an excited voice.

Through the hangover fogs he just about recognised the approaching tooth-gapped grin. In between her stubby little fingers a coin, gleaming with golden crystals.

‘I said she would, honey’.

Maybe he hadn’t forgotten after all.

These 42 words form my entry into this weeks Gargleblaster challenge over at Yeah Write. The words were prompted by the question ‘Who Dunnit?I hope you enjoy where I went with it.

Yeah Write #155 Gargleblaster – Night Vision

couple-staring-at-the-stars-600x399From the distant, blackened heavens they come –

Piercing, sentient lights, writhen and confused by our sphere’s, protective, embracing winds.

Fleeting twinkles delivered to waiting, forever wondering, eyes:

Are we the watchers or the watched?

Here on our spinning home within the stars.

These 42 words form my entry into this weeks Gargleblaster challenge over at Yeah Write. The words were prompted by the question ‘What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?.I hope you enjoy where I went with it.