This is just a short piece of fiction that came to mind when I saw the following prompt: (Not that I am missing Monday finish the story at all.) Mind you, my story is probably a bit long for that, although I am guessing I could cut one of the paragraphs and make it shorter [...]
More than 4,000 people died within six weeks of being found “fit for work”, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed. Figures released today show that between December 20 Source: More Than 4,000 Died Within Six Weeks Of Being Deemed 'Fit For Work', Reveal Government OMG, that is a huge figure that they [...]
This is my response to this week's midweek blues buster challenge. It felt like I was pulling myself up through the layers of sleep, but everything around me was black for a moment. I reached out, meaning to picked myself up and find that light switch that would be there, but discovered that, either I [...]
They clutched at each other, but all panic had faded. Instead quiet acceptance filled that final hold. Love had swept over them, but the marriage ceremony had sealed their fate. Fishermen passed nets overhead, trapping lovers. The vow spoken was until death would they part. They had banked on longer.
Every day started with a list. Evelyn would never get tired of reading that list and imagining what the people would be like named on it. She liked to imagine that they would be horrible people the world were better off without. You see, she was the Angel of death.
Not writing, just something to think about. A very interesting article, that does ring true in a way. i don't think Cameron is a psychopath, bit far maybe, but he is using his experience to gain votes. I am not going to say the experience wasn't horrific, or one you'd wish on anyone, ever. I [...]
Okay. This was nothing like I had expected. I am not sure what I expected to be honest, but I had been going increasingly anxious about what was coming into my future. Let's be honest with ourselves, nobody actually wants to die. But to be told that you only had a matter of days left [...]
“Where am I?” The boy gave an impish smile and waved a hand around him. “Where do you think?” It was hot and the man could see fires burning. “I should not be here,” he said in the defiant tone. “I made a deal and I was told that I would not end up here.” [...]
Clever, touching, and.... Well, so Pratchett... Terry Pratchett posts poignant final 'conversation with Death' on Twitter - People - News - The Independent.
I smiled to myself, this was all perfect, so perfect. I smoothed the covers around your body, which was now so beautifully spent. I could have watched you for hours, just thinking about what we had shared. Nobody else would ever share that with you, and, for that, I am grateful. I smoothed back the [...]