Daily Archives: July 14, 2013

Picture It and Write Challenge – Retaliation




He had never been political

Had never fought the system back.

He lived a life beneath the radar

and then

they killed his brother.

His innocent seven old baby brother

who never made it home from school

that day.

Blood for blood

Whatever the reason.

Driven by angst and rage he lit the rag

and threw

The first of many.

There was no number

that would ever bring

his baby brother back.



This week’s entry for pictureitandwrite2copy-12

Alastair’s Photo Fiction – Castle in the Sky



16 07 July 14th 2013


Looking at the castle Rebecca could hardly believe just a few hours earlier, her world had changed forever.

It looked different in the daylight, smaller somehow. The magic had gone and in a few short hours the driveway would be open to the public. Eagerly climbing stone steps of the past and murmuring in delight about the view from the turrets.

It was on the top of the hillside near the moat where they picked a spot to sit, his arm wrapped casually across her shoulders. The pale moonlight shining just enough to expose silvery skin. They kissed and delved beneath each others clothing.

Thinking back, Rebecca closed her eyes and saw him again, about what she had seen, then ran from the place where such a spectacular memory was created, down the hillside home. Where she would hide under her covers and pretend she had been there all night.