Vultures – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction

Vultures - A Flash Fiction

 

Blinded by the deepest despair of her grief, she never saw them coming.

Vultures in human form, ready to dry out every least amount of blood left for the taking, grabbing for his belongings with such a fury, that left even the most distant members of his family gasp for air.

Such a contrast to the warm man he had been, always sharing, always worrying about the welfare of others.

They did not care about her loss, in the least.

Leaving her with nothing but the raw agony of loneliness, they left as fast as they appeared.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

This Flash Fiction was inspired by the writing prompt “Grief”.

 

Parted Lover

Parted Lover - A Poem

Parted Lover

Now that I am gone, will you still hear
my voice, as it slowly fades from this
world to another?
Will you remember the embrace we shared
on the carpet of flowers, at the edge of hill?
The sun-birds darting in and out, fast
before the rain comes, and our life ends.

Oh Love –

can you hear my whisper, slow and steady,
my words reaching for you as my lips had once done
while you watch, as they lower my body below.

© Claudia Blanton 2014