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The Modern Hero

Short prose and poems loosely related. Alienation as a consequence of image.


Pretence

part 1 of The Modern Hero

the dreams stack inside each other like hollow dolls all rattling, rocking

Genre   slash

Style   freeform, epic

Tags   angst, class themes, sex, depression, age difference, modern life, pilots

Relationships   m/m


Afters

part 2 of The Modern Hero

haunted by low-flying crows

Genre   romance

Style   free verse

Tags   modern life


Used To Be

part 5 of The Modern Hero

you are cruel, He says, you're not ever careless

Genre   romance

Style   informal haiku

Tags   kink, angst, alternative lifestyle

Relationships   m/m


Miles Away

part 6 of The Modern Hero

knowing by the way your lower jaw juts

Genre   satire

Style   freeform

Tags   sex, modern life


The Mortared Hell of Pub Lunch Debates

part 7 of The Modern Hero

in the name of your pride be successively hostile

Genre   realistic

Style   free verse

Tags   modern life


Low Risk Road

part 8 of The Modern Hero

enter this flat stretch of years

Genre   realistic

Style   free verse

Tags   aging, modern life


Flashed Before My Eyes

part 9 of The Modern Hero

this shocking thing passing you by

Genre   realistic

Style   free verse

Tags   aging, modern life


Homecoming

part 10 of The Modern Hero

automatic

Genre   realistic

Style   free verse

Tags   aging, modern life, pilots


Silent Night

part 12 of The Modern Hero

i don't look back

Genre   realistic

Style   free verse

Tags   aging, modern life, alcohol


Establishment

part 14 of The Modern Hero

there was a name he could remember, but not one he could articulate

Genre   realistic

Style   sketch, third person

Tags   aging, 500 creativity exercises