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My stories


The Woman on the Beach

This is some flash I wrote whilst still living in Spain. It seems I write better at a distance, but I still quite like this one. Image free for non-c use at Unsplash.com original photograph Stephano Zocca.

Puebla de Sanabria

Not about much. Image source wiki-commons/ licence CC-BY SA 3.0/Photographer: Vegafotoswiki
Gold cherry

Bring Me Sunshine

Some may find the ending unsatisfying. An old lady I once knew used to say "the bastards would tax sunshine if they could". I'm now in complete agreement. Image Source wiki commons licence CC-SA4-Int Photographer Charles R. Benedict


Yes, I've been listening to Lloyd Cole - and reading the news story about Sarah Everard. Nothing changes. Image is from creativeuncut.com - no known copyright issues. https://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-23/ha-rattlesnake-and-silverballer...

Enrique VIII

Life-writing, some details changed to avoid law-suits. Image source wiki-commons licence CC-SA 2.0 photograph by Iyudai (from somewhere near Tokyo)


143 of my comments have received 152 Great Feedback votes

3 Votes

I don't know why

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020

but you are getting better and better. No, I do: it's practise making perfect, or as near as anything can get to that. You need to be looking at another collection soon. This is extremely good work.

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Posted on Wed, 17 Mar 2021

Very fine. Whimsical, I agree.

You have a missing apostrophe at line 5 in "Willows favourite".

Always best to keep the fantastic rooted in the everyday. You do that well here.

Well done.


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Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020

(ok I, but I'm sure that you - at least - feel the same) write about these things to try and make sense of them. For ourselves, yes, but if in writing them we can help others then they MUST be written.

Beautiful, layered writing as usual...

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There will be

Posted on Mon, 10 Feb 2020

...but as you know I'm writing Moffat III at the moment (12,000 words and counting). I always have a vanity project going, whilst I'm writing a novel. It helps to dive off into something else completely unrelated. Usually, The Picture Ranch or...

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Posted in Powerhousing II

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Ah well,

Posted on Wed, 18 Dec 2019

don't we know? "This is John, he...we used to know each other." Joan is about 19, John has been away for 20 years.
Yes, I know people don't like holes, but I do like clues, rather than telling everything.
Anyway, glad you liked it...

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One thing you will

Posted on Thu, 06 Jul 2017

find by doing this, is that your description in any prose you do write will be tighter, more compact, more effective, it's something I was told would happen if I wrote more poetry. I'm not completely sure it has for me, but it will for you....

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Posted in Tail-end

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It's the mothballs

Posted on Tue, 10 Jan 2017

I remember, and the faint smell of Lion pee and Turkish Delight.... hahaha. I do not know anyone who has never explored their parents' wardrobe. When I was 8, my dad's wardrobe had hundreds of football programmes from the 40's and 50's; Rangers...

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Morning from the UK

Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021

Ice. I think you've repeated yourself as Mrs. Roth seems to leave on a stretcher twice, being hit both times. You do write well about baseball and other americana. I enjoyed this one too.

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Woody wouldn't

Posted on Wed, 02 Jun 2021

mind if you asked him, I suspect he'd laugh if I did though.

Wonderful poetry, full of depth and meaning.

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Posted in Building A Boat

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Thanks Ross,

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021

it's best to get these memories down before they go.

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