I'm truly honoured to be jointrunner up along with the extremely talented Sean Adams at Phil Amblers weekly Prediction, This weeks winner was Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw with her fine entry quite literally to die for Congratulations to Veronica and Sean.
This weeks words were Cockle, Shake, & Lily I spent the week mulling over what I should write then as fate would have it, I came home to discover a cockle shell in the plant pot on my doorstep, thus my piece was born.
The Mighty Have Fallen
They started turning up all over
our estate about a month ago; we thought they were cockles at first.
Those that tried eating them shook in agony, as their mistaken
delicacies devoured them from the inside out, leaving nought but soft
Nothing stopped them, even the government failed.
Where they came from, no one knew. Tower block Lily knew though. Every
night she cackled on the rooftop, her sightless eyes wide and milky
grey, looking to the sky as she guided wave after wave of the conquerors
to earth, as they fell silently from the sky like snow.