From the plain-spoken story of a woman forced to work the streets at night, to a poem exploring mortality and the value of company, this week we bring you four great pieces that speak about decay and the ugly side of life.The Week's Highlights!
A camera crew can do little more than stand by and watch as a woman tries to tell her story.
This is fine example of how a minimalist style can add emotional poignancy and realism to a piece. ~August-Green
doesn't embellish the piece - the narrative is so stark that it's little more than a transcript. But the story speaks for itself with a loud and clear voice.
Haiku is a specialized form that many try, but few utilize effectively. Evoking emotion, painting pictures, and leaving the reader with something despite such brevity is a tremendous skill.
communicates desperation, sorrow, and even some hopelessness in this piece. When coupled with an acknowledgment of the preciousness, beauty, and impermanence of life--accomplished with the floral metaphor--this makes for a highly successful short piece.
A short snapshot of decay through the eyes of the world.We're Looking for a Scare!
has created an interesting read centered around the ever popular topic of decay, and what man has done to the world. You can almost feel the lethargy of the city at dusk and hear the rain.
Bring out your ghosts and ghouls for our Halloween Special! All this week we, your fearless admin, will be keeping an eye out for spooky stories or petrifying poetry to bundle together in a seasonal bonanza of creepy work to get you in the mood for a haunting.
If you have any scary stories or spine-tingling poetry you think would be great for a feature we'd love to see them! The more frightening the better!From the Archive
When decay and corruption bear irrevocably upon us, cold logic is no company compared to that of another."Silent Walls"We're recruiting!
is a short, creative and easy to read poem exploring the theme of mortality with the underlying conclusion that "nothing lasts forever, so you may as well enjoy it while it lasts". With its smooth rhymes, vivid imagery, and touching final lines, !Kratofski
has written a crowd pleaser.
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