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Harold’s Big Sleep

A dog's final visit to the vet drags up a dark secret
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Second Star to the Right

Seventeen years, three meetings, two stars
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Do You Think They’ll Come Back?

What do we do when aliens have visited Earth then gone away?
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In Character

A succesful actor is confronted by the downside of fame in a supermarket aisle
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A laptop computer pays witness as a Twitter troll is confronted by an awful revelation


42 of my comments have received 42 Great Feedback votes

2 Votes

Succinct and effective

Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019

Captures that tension between an intellectual challenge and the desire to avoid a difficult personal entanglement very well. I can sympathise with the narrator.

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1 Vote

Very good as it is

Posted on Sun, 02 Jun 2019

Very engaging ... in a quite disturbing way. I like the way you concentrate all the tensions in a disintegrating marriage into some of the mundane details, like the quick exit from the shop and the consumption of coffee and snacks. I think a lot...

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Posted in Pan Out

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Good story

Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019

I like the fact that you left this with only a partial discovery, where Eve doesn't learn all the details about her mother's affair. I'd guess it's quite true to life.

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Very good

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Lots of little tensions and an expectation of future disappointment all conveyed in a few subtle details. Really enjoyed this.

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Posted in La Femme d'argent

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Nice little piece

Posted on Sat, 23 Feb 2019

Conveys a combination of mystery and confusion with a concise choice of words.

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Posted in Just Our Little Secret

1 Vote

Nice poem

Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019

Simple images but nicely evocative of a relaxed walk.

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Posted in Walking Part of the Herefordshire Trail

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Works well

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019

I think it takes some time - maybe a little too long - for the tension to build, but once the creature emerges it's effective, and the twist at the end works nicely.

You need to be more consistent in your quotes: it changes between one and...

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Posted in When a Cold Wind Whistles

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Clever idea ...

Posted on Tue, 01 Jan 2019

... and a charming tale. Nice one ked.

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Posted in Closing Chapters and Starting New Ones (IP)

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Is this a morality tale?

Posted on Sun, 16 Dec 2018

Not sure, but it's s slyly funny, entertaining story that builds a nice air of intrigue and comes to a satsifying conclusion. Nice on Assassin.

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Posted in A Light Supper

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Lovely story

Posted on Sun, 02 Dec 2018

Funny, warm hearted, and I like the way you focus on a detail of modern history to convey the relationships within your family.

It could do with a proof read: there are some typos and you need to decide whether or not you are spelling out...

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