Is for the child
Sprinting through the crimson streets
Tripping over the last breaths
Of her father
For the mother
Protecting her babies’ ears
From the piercing shrieks that echo
Long after the ashes settle Continue reading “[Poetry] An Elegy For Them”
They thought they were the powerful ones
Wielding metal without mercy
Brandishing fire that burned.
Then the smoke cleared and the weapons fell
They clawed for air that wasn’t there
Oh, how the tables have turned.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] True Power”
They believed the volcano to be extinct. They thought it was harmless, and welcomed the building of a city beneath it and the planting of crops on the fertile red volcanic soil.
The day they heard the low drumming, steady and rhythmic under their feet, they wondered if they should leave their city.
“But the volcano will not erupt,” they reassured each other. Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] The Harmless Volcano”
Thick green globs of algae slithered across the earth, determined to suffocate all human life.
“Years of thievery, destruction, now we’re trapped. Earth is purging herself.”
© Jade M. Wong 2016
Submission to Grammar Ghoul’s Shapeshifting 13 #50. Word Count: exactly 26 words.
Credit for the beautiful featured photo goes to Daniel Cheung.