￼ Without reason or regret, we hid behind the broken buildings. They had to come! The hours passed like slugs in a foot race, slow, slow, slower. Would they come? Midnight clouds crackled with the contained might of the universe, a pulsing, throbbing, sentient sky. Was it them? They dropped from heaven like liquid gold, […]
An Angel has Fallen and the world feels her pain.
Feathers on the carpet, you naked.
￼ Author’s note: I wrote this scene for a specific story and then didn’t use it. It seemed a pity to waste it, so I hope you like it. Richard I came upon her quite by accident. She cowered beneath the boughs of a cherry blossom tree, one of which I presumed had disgorged its […]
Like a drowned rat my mum always used to say. I couldn’t have described it better myself. Cold, wet and tired, I splashed home through slick city streets with no other wish but to get out of the rain. Any meagre shelters, shop fronts and the like, were taken and all were unwilling to share. […]
Ungraceful, I fell, a tumbling decline, thunder in my heels and lightning in my eyes. That flirtation with gravity unbecoming; the great equaliser, less than a bird, more than a bat. Time, they said: to think; to weep; to pray. But as I plummeted the ground closing like an opened eye, I had but one […]
The brick and glass facades swamped me in shadowed reflections and concrete wrinkles. Never had I felt less part of the city than on that desperate night. Never had life meant less to me than in a cold, winter evening’s weakening of the soul. But angels are there to watch over us in such times […]
In the arms of angels, we sleep Cosseted from a darkness Whose midnight tendrils feel for us, Searches us out in this teetering existence, Listens for our heartbeat In this reality not made for individuals, This collective whole, this solo pursuit. But it finds me; she calls it. My angel has wings of black feathers, […]
Coruscating Less an explosion of twinkling lights, more an amendment to the general beauty of the night, she slipped from heaven in rainbow waves. I shielded my eyes, who wouldn’t have, but never closed them. No, not once did I tear my eyes from her, so magical was she. A bioluminescent marvel, I thought myself […]