#NaPoWriMo Day 28

Mountain Forever reaching for uncaring heavens, you stoic stone observer of our slight lives. Eternally unmovable, never changing. You will be worn down by indifferent winds, gouged by rains and constant cruel rivers, dismantled by small insects, rock by rock, until you are smooth and flat, another echoing grassland....

#NaPoWriMo Day 27

Dance At the start, a needle dropped in the darkness and all the nothing spun, starting up the groove. Quarks were the first to join, swaying to rhythm of a relaxed cha-cha-cha, joining together in new partnerships, forging protons, neutrons, even jitterbugging electrons, all whirling as one as the music got faster. Particles were...

#NaPoWriMo Day 25

Neon In an imagined future, streets are lit by the eerie light of charged gases. Argon, xenon, krypton and neon; all banishing the darkness, creating a new half-night while sinister corporations operate in thickest shadows and robots plot their long-deserved revenge. That was the plan. Instead, vivid colours are rare. We prefer muted pastels,...

#NaPoWriMo Day 24

Chemical “I can’t eat this bread!” he cried, “There’s too many chemicals! Too many strange compounds, far too many unknowns crawling in the crust swarming in the dough.” “Food is all chemicals!” he yelled, “Nothing is pure! Not even orange juice- it’s a lie! Avoid eating altogether! As for human beings, best to avoid...