#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...

#NaPoWriMo Day 22

Gratitude Our rent is always rising and wages are always falling Libraries are always closing While the rich get richer There’s no truth in speeches No meaning in headlines No beauty in a tweet. Businesses are always stealing Moments are always fleeting Power is always corrupting While the mercury rises. There’s no truth in...

#NaPoWriMo Day 21

Desert We ran from malevolent heat, abandoning hollow skeleton skyscrapers back to the sands. Now, occasional car roofs are shiny islands, hotel lobbies lie half buried, billboards are bleached and peeling like burnt skin. Even here, as far north as we could get, the air is arid. Water is a sometimes blessing. Someday soon...