STATIC STARSthe sketched starsSTATIC STARS3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
in my bedpost are the results of
long sleepless nights
when my head stayed
wracked with static
On Skid RowJohn was skinning up. It was his bag. The others listened to music or were just chilled out on the bed, on the sofa or on the floor.On Skid Row2 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
Signing on books littered the table. it was Tuesday morning and today they all signed on at 11:00. Time for a quick smoke first.
Johns girlfriend was at the back of the flat in the kitchen. As usual she stayed pretty much silent. On the television, a man in a blue jumpsuit was dong acrobatics while a young girl sang songs.
In the room was a collection of men or individuals aged between 18 and 38. They all wore similar clothes with brands tagged on the side front rear or all three. And they all wore trainers. All but one had a crew cut.
In the newspapers, these people had a name 'detritus' They were clogging up the streets, pubs, benefits systems, towns and villages where they lived with their low morals, high expectations and high volume illegal activities that had a disproportionate drain on police and social services resources.
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