THE POLITE TERRORISTS

Justifying the deaths of innocents.

On 22 May 2017 a shrapnel-laden bomb was detonated in Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.

Twenty-three people were killed, including the attacker, and over 500 were injured.

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THE MONSTER

The Monster, a smart and handsome young man, sat by the towpath watching the water ripple. He watched a film of diesel spinning shapes on the water and crane flies zigzagging in some pointless search.

And he watched as a small, exhausted child slid beneath the surface of the water. Her little body settled on the silt just four feet below.

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