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Jaren 2023 and Freddie 2013

Future Directions (2)
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Future Directions (2)

by Jaren

The monsters met in a dark, gloomy lair

They had a discussion, and soon they declared

That because of actions they couldn’t condone

“The time has come to take the throne!”

suggested a witch from a coven

“Last week, a small child shoved me into my oven!”

The werewolves took the observatories to look up at the sky

And the dragons took mountains, where they could beat their wings up high

as their new domain. The krakens claimed the docks

and when the vampires took the castles they couldn't be stopped

The yeti’s arrived from their mountaintop homes

Through snow and ice they boldly roamed

Maybe we shouldn’t have imagined all of these horrible things

because perhaps they will be the ones outliving

us, and not the other way around.

Jaren started Write On Saturday classes when he was a pretty tall 7 year old. He has been published 3 times in the Write On magazine and has appeared on stage in 17 shows. His fashion sense beats Es’.

Future Directions

by Freddie

How would monsters adapt to the modern world?

Would werewolves rail against the smog-filled skies

that prevent them from seeing the full moon?

Would the kraken destroy breakwaters and shark

nets in its futile attempts to terrorise the residents of

seaside towns and docks?

Would yetis retreat ever higher among the melting

snows of the Himalayas?

Would vampires lose their taste for human blood

because of the taint of food additives?

Would dragons give up hoarding gold in disgust at

the amount of fakery?

I think pollution, crime and fear will mean that

imagination may not survive in today’s society.

first published in Write On 2013

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