Broken Society

Youths on the rampage, Vicious and feral. Dare to tackle? At your peril. Gangs ruling streets, Squabbling over little, Reducing communities, To something brittle. Bottles thrown, No care for others. Mindless vandalism, By them and their “brothers”. Kids getting knifed. Police unable, unwilling, Citing lack of resources, To stop their killing. Where are the parents?…

Normandy

Normandy   Upon the beach, they landed thus. They knew their job; they made no fuss. The ramp lowered, metal met sand, They landed in this foreign land. Without a sound, shipmates fell. Bullets ringing through this hell. Running forward, to secure the place. From an evil, fascist, race. Sinking in sand, feet swamped by tide. Bodies floating,…

In celebration of World Poetry Day…

Outrunning the Rain Outrunning the rain. Outgunning the pain. Fighting back the tears. Even though it’s been years. Like drops from the sky, They multiply. Each glistening and clear. Each a perfect tear. Outrunning the rain. On board the train. Swept away on the tracks. As emotion racks. Biting my lip. So my cover won’t slip. Keeping…

A Flash in the Pan! New FLASH FICTION

I recently tried my hand at Flash Fiction. The requirement was to write a short story, under 150 words, that featured the word “Slice”. I’ll be including it in my upcoming anthology, Outrunning the Rain, along with other short-stories, flash-fiction and poetry. Hope you like it.   A Flash In The Pan by David E.…

Bah Humbug!

Fed up of the excitement, false as it is, of companies and people “celebrating” Christmas way too early (some are advertising it and “looking forward to it” as far back as August!), I wrote the following poem which will feature in the second anthology of short stories and poetry coming in 2018. Bah Humbug! Christmas…

Why do I write?

Several people have asked me why I write and where I get my ideas from. After answering this question on Stage 32, a resource for writers of all disciplines, I put down the following.   After reading the first couple of chapters of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, in school, I took the book…