Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

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There came a time  
by Alex Grehy


There came a time when they stopped striving for solutions,

stopped trying to fix the unfixable.


There came a time of acceptance, when they tended to the 

small doings of domestic life.

Creating bubbles of unreality

in which to live, while society

crumbled around them.


There came a time of peace, when the end was near.

They flocked to the park, singing,

sat hand in hand on the benches

each couple, each family, resting

with their memories, speaking

aloud their dreams and wishes 

and prayers, watching them float 

like mist into roiling maw

of the torrid sky.


There came a time, when it was all over,

when their bodies slumped,

flumped softly to the ground,

giving in to the gentle pull

of gravity and the earth’s 

dark embrace. 


There came a time, when the empty world 

was swaddled in silence,

their golden dreams

descended, falling like

autumn leaves to rest

gently on the bones

of those who would

dream no more.


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After a lifetime of writing technical non-fiction, Alex Grey is fulfilling her dream of writing poems and stories that engage the reader’s emotions. Her work has been featured by a wide range of publications including Siren’s Call, Raconteur, Bookends Review, and Toasted Cheese. One of her comic poems is also available via a worldwide network of public fiction dispensers managed by French publisher, Short Edition. Her ingredients for contentment are narrow boating, greyhounds, singing and chocolate. It is a sweet life, yet Alex’ original view of the world has led to her best friend to say ‘For someone so lovely, you’re very twisted!

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5 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Alex Grehy @indigodreamers @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. Marge Simon says:

    A sad, yet beautifully calm comment on the inability of humans to get along and prosper with their kindred. I love the way you think and compose, Alex.

  2. Pingback: Publication News: Ladies of Horror Flash Project: There came a time (dark poetry) – Alex Grehy Fiction

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