Joanna Mackintosh – The Lonely Town

The Lonely Town


A blink, a glance, a second look,

Once there, now lost to shadow.

Bustling streets, brilliant light,

So calm, the pavements wait.

The breaking dawn removes the cloud,

Sunlight filters through,

Empty roads, lonely parks,

Such silence reveals all.

Lonely town, once loved by commerce,

Left empty, cold and forgotten.

Time has betrayed your local market,

Grocers, old and bare.

Cobwebs line the empty shelves,

Dust, thick as treacle.

A blink, a glance a second look,

No memory of what was there.



Joanna Mackintosh: I am 31 year old mum of three living in the north east of Scotland. I have been creatively writing since I was a child and have a particular interest in writing within the genre of science fiction and horror. I recently won short story of the month in A Long Story Short Magazine.


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