Roses, Dandelions, Teardrops

by Russell Hemmell

Antlers of roses, thorns of dandelions - the corpse is there, beauty in slumber.

I’m on the crime scene too, ready for the hunt, but it’s not the killer I’m after. It’s the crowd - sick humanity excited by violence. Hungry eyes and lustful stares, they can’t get enough of death in theatres and upset dreams, they want it real.

They want it alive.

I let people gathering around like flying shimmering pistils and, made invisible by my lack of significance, I take eyes shots - their faces engraved in my memory, biologic and artificial.

Until the moment they bleed too, victims and heroes - limelight’s shooting stars for once in their life

Back to Archive

Writers Bio

Russell Hemmell is a statistician and social scientist from the U.K,  passionate about astrophysics and speculative fiction. Recent stories in Gone Lawn, Not One of Us, SQ Mag, and elsewhere.”

Inspirational ImageWhere dandelions used to grow. by Nancy Larsenby Nancy Larsen

Pieces Inspired by this Image

by JD DeHart

'The tick-tick-tock of the clock'
by Cath Barton

by Zev Torres

Follow Us

© Copyright 2012 With Painted Words