What can YOU say in six sentences?
<---------- Sissy 'Black Wings'
Black wings, black flag, black slip, Slip and sip, and sip and sip, of uisge beatha, the 'Water of Life.'
Impossible, then, to comprehend and although Graham knew himself also to be unsteady, he had watched Clara in disbelief, had heard her words, her prophecy of his imminent death and had seen her, in the blackness of his stare, his one-word utterance, waver, tremble and dissolve. He had arisen, wanting to reach her, to hold her, believing that if he did so he could prevent her disappearance, knowing only that she had uttered an agonised cry when he had said ‘Mark’
But Mark had not been his choice – he had been going to say “Mark, and a return to infancy is not what I would choose ...” Instead, as Clara spoke that single word, in that dark room, the gleam of snow from outside exaggerating the contrast within, he had known that Giselle would be his future – a future she was at that moment travelling towards, speeding through the air, soon to land, and if he was to meet her in time to become her he had to leave now. ‘Giselle’ had promised time and recovery – and he yearned for happiness, simply sung.
----------> Michael 'Only then when I am'