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Down The Boardwalk

By Drew Lamon Russell


Down The Boardwalk

As he walked down the boardwalk, he suddenly realised what life really is, and also the life he had led. From starting off with a kid with nothing and working his way up to sheriff, only then to gain a position in politics, and then to start the flow of booze into Atlantic City in the years of prohibition, then to shaking the devils hand in order to maintain his position of authority, personal friends betrayed him and family orchestrated his death, and he outlived them all. He also remembered the years of his gangster ways, how if you didn't scratch his back, he would put a knife in yours. Challengers came and they came close, but he defeated them all the more. Then the years rolled on from joist to horrifying and finally left him in a position of an average person. He shaped up to fall back in line as the commander of the gangsters, only to find the younger ones now leading, and there moto was 'out with the old, in with the new' Everything had changed, and not for the better, the years came and went so quickly that even the late 1890's seemed appropriate to reminisce to. His days of reminiscing of the characters he met and the people he loved, most all had deserted him, he was a knight set on a moral journey to find Eldorado. One is the loneliest number.

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Soaring_Soul: I'll list my critiques for each one following the collections chapter index.Petals of Time was so very beautiful and loved your concept of time!Death, was so chilling, dark, and yet amazing all at once. It was quite enticing and gripping!Darkness, was perfect and gave the impression of slowness,...

novicemaster: The imagery in this prose poem is glorious. I love the way you manipulate words. You seem to have harnessed them to bend to your every whim. The slightly archaic ones like "whilst" make this resemble a fairytale. The entire idea of a prose poem is brilliant. I didn't get the ending at first, but ...

maxniederhofer: Kara,I loved this. The one suggestion I would make is to show me, don't tell me. E.g."Now look at your skin / It is beautiful / You are beauty pure."It might be better to use more evocative imagery and language to make me feel, i.e. truly comprehend, the pure beauty, rather than telling me it is ...

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