All posts tagged: greed

Inheritance

Grampa Phillip was her mother’s father and after the funeral he stuck around for a bit. Natalie didn’t mind. She’d liked Grampa Phillip and it was nice to have him poking fun of Dad’s useless attempt at putting up shelves in the study, even if everyone else seemed set against acknowledging he hadn’t gone yet. He received visitors now and then. Only one really, and he didn’t seem to like the gentleman much. Natalie giggled when the skinny man turned up and Grampa Phillip swore and kicked him out the house. “I’ll be there when I dam well chose to be! Can’t you see I have a granddaughter to spoil first!”   When he did leave, they all went with him. The whole family, aunts, uncles, cousins; everyone. Natalie watched them all pour through the doors of Grampa Phillip’s house and set about business. “Needed a good clean for a bit.” he grumbled, waving at the pile of newspapers from 1943. “Never seemed the time to get around it all though; so what would have …

Lady Lust

They sat together at a table set for nine Just him and her, then seven empty seats To wait for guests who failed to show Even when the clocks struck twelve Chimes to shatter moonlight with their blows. “Should we not wait for them to come? His question stretched through the room And crossed their silence sat between Their two chairs at opposite ends So her face and features remained unseen. “But they are here can you not see?” She asked with faint amusement As his eyes searched the empty space And found only what had been Leaving him to wonder what was meant. “No one sits here but for us my dear Apart from dust there is just air No guests, or friends, or secret love How can you see what is not? You play at jokes which are not fair!” “No jokes are played upon you my love, I tell you only hidden truths. Those chairs are taken by myself My greatest flaws are sat here tonight And in my silken words lie …