Castles in the Air"Momma, w-what is the outside l-like?"Castles in the Air3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"M'hm! The outside!"
It's really cold. It hasn't started snowing yet, but it's almost the middle of November, it will soon. There were flurries the other day, but you and your sister were asleep and all I could do was stare out the window and wish we weren't stuck behind gray, gray fence, and solemn-faced guards who either
hate hate hate their job
love torturing the people they're protecting.
I wish I could have woken you two up and showed you how pretty the flurries were: snow, caught up in the wind and making mesmerizing circle-like patterns before landing in a scattered heap on the cracked ground below, a thing not worthy for something so pure. I wish the snow would fall and melt and leave something beautiful behind. I wish the ground would absorb something other than the blood spilled by the people starving alongside us for being nothing but
"Nooo, momma! I mean
Just ListenTwo days of bloodshed. It would be hard to believe that now with how quiet it was. No more screaming, no more gunshots, and no more tears lost to the thirty-three who perished on the island. Just a roaring silence and the sound of rain hitting the vegetation scattered about the island and washing it of all the blood spilled upon it.Just Listen3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
With the threat of being attacked diminished completely, Host could finally emerge from his hiding place underneath the clinic. Everyone was dead; a shame, because he always enjoyed meeting and getting to know the winner or what was left of them, at least. That had been his favorite part, but with the possibility of meeting the winner gone, he was left to do his second favorite part: call the families of the lost and inform them of how their loved ones had tragically perished by insert an excuse here and how they wished them only the best condolences
As Host started his trek around the island, chuckling to himself and surveying the damage, he rea