"Hunt is on for British Jihadi in James Foley execution video." CNN. Aug 22, 2014.


James Foley



once, you were a man

in a city

in that city you wore shoes you bought

from a shoe store, ate

in restaurants with polished floors, slept

in a big, wide bed

with your wife, the scent

of ashpalt and sunlight

coming in through your bedroom window

from all that, you went away

to be a man in another country

your shadow fell over a different city

where you wore other shoes

ate other food and slept

alone in a room and the wind

did smell of asphalt

but not sunlight

now all the cities are gone

thin photos, tapped to the wall

a sunset, a field, a door

punched grey and fine with bullet holes

a picture of you

taking a picture

with a clean shaven face

and a smile


anonymous said:

I've never felt so emotionally involved with a story quite like I have with Sugar on the Ashpalt. I absolutely adore it, you are god.

I’m not god! Just a girl trying to write!

BLASTEDROADS SAID: VON SCHWEETZ EATS MY GOSH-DANGED ROAD-BURNT ASHPALT, PASS IT ON TA’ALL’A GCS ‘CAUSE YER A LIAR!

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Snrrk, boy was it easy to blow this guy’s gasket. Not only that, but it was fun! S u c k e r. 

"You wish, ol’ jalopy! I think the fumes of’my burnt rubber you’ve been inhaling is still gettin’ to yer empty head, finally~. If I can beat yer future self, I can cream ya now!"

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