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You were a whirl around rollercoster with no brakes and even less track.

You weren’t the ride I was looking for and hell! After the first loop I wanted nothing more than to get off you then and there.

Off with you however, was never an option.

I kept us both clinging on by our fingertips. Despite the fall, the police, the lies.

Pin cushioned with splinters I tried laying track until the wood ran out and all that was left was the crash.

You walked away unharmed, and left me there, bleeding, like I knew you would.


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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. Reminds me of someone that I know very well, who was in a relationship with a carnival ride operator back in the States. It was torrid, brutal, and it set up a future of strangeness.

    In short, she had fun. Well written, and excellent work!

  2. I could tell you were a poet before I read your bio. Beautiful work, both harrowing and haunting, well done!

    Where about in Shropshire? I lived in Shrewsbury for a short time 🙂

    • Thank you. It just sort of jumped out. It probably helped I that I went on a roller-coaster again for the first time in about ten years three weeks ago.

  3. Graham Lawrence says

    Intense and satisfying read. You have a lovely way with words.

  4. I’m glad to say I’ve never had a relationship like this (I’ve never liked speed or heights – physical or emotional). Great imagery/metaphor here; nice work.

  5. Beautifully written. Is there a reason you don’t put the photo prompt on your site? Just curious!

  6. this is a beautiful metaphor!! it actually aligns super PERFECTLY with the idea of a failed relationship

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