$500 I saved to vacation here with
other students and it is terrible.
The beach is too hot and I find
the locals are less than welcoming.
Apparently, they’ve had enough of our sort.
All summer I worked
hard to get enough cash
and now I wish I had stayed at
Mother, please send more
money as I have been robbed
and have no means to come back.
Venus is such a ghastly place.
Matthew Wilson, 30, is a UK resident who has been writing since small. Recently these stories have appeared in Horror Zine, Starline Poets Association and Sorcerers Signal. He is currently editing his first novel and can be contacted at twitter @matthew94544267.
Interesting Fact: I’ve received 500 rejections in my writing career and can drink the better half of a beer keg without passing out.