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Rust and Barnacles

Bon Voyage... Image is copyright ©Simon Johnson and used under CC BY-SA2.0


Look it up. Image is used in acc. w/ GNU Free Documentation License , Version 1.2 photographer is Michal Maňas
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Poem of the week

A Conversation in Hester Pit. 16 January 1862

204 miners died in a Mining Disaster at Hester Pit in January 1862 Image source is Wikipedia Commons, and it is in the public domain.

31. W O L D

Really? Award ceremonies are like this? Surely not... Image is created by author from royalty free components in the public domain.
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30. Lady Writer

Needs must I suppose, 'cause the Devil IS driving... Image is from Wikipedia Commons: Moshe Milner took the picture of this lady writer who has absolutely nothing to do with Fools Rush In (not yet anyway) and it's used in accordance with CC-by SA 3.0


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Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

person narration is notoriously difficult to pull off, but you've managed it well. What I like so much about what you do is the vast swathes of subtext, the gaps between the lines that are so tempting to fill and that we are unlikely to get wrong...

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Posted in The Oil Refinery

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Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2017

missed the "Flight" from Flight Lieutenant: No Lieutenants since the RFC became the RAF in 1918,

Best, Ewan, (former Flight Sergeant, No. 51 Sqn)

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Posted in The Second World War: PART 4 - Andrew MacDonald - Sagan (1943)

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Posted on Tue, 14 May 2013

is poetry. This is life.
This is sharp and it cuts like a knife.

Lovely, lovely poetry. Hope we hear more from Shoe sometime soon.

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Posted in Viscosity

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Posted on Sat, 26 Aug 2017

like to think I am capable of separating the art from the artist.

Years and years ago I did A101 Arts Foundation course with the OU (it would have been about '83). At summer school in Hounslow (!) we trashed a whole afternoon with the...

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Posted in Evening Walk in a Seaside Town

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Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017

not obvious, certainly layered  - and thought provoking. Good use of the opposites in conjunction and the occasional alliteration, all the while making it look effortless.

Very good indeed.


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Posted in Inheritance

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Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017

a pleasure it was to have known a little about your father's father in your father's own words. There is so little to connect us goyim with the terrible things done in those dark days. Every time a survivor goes, another thread is severed....

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Posted in Shlamek

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I read quite a few

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017

eye-witness accounts of the evacuation. One of them had this:
"the angry hornet noise of dive bombers." So I do not take all the credit for that turn of phrase.
Many of these eye-witness reports were full of such observations, very...

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Posted in No Armada

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Most enjoyable.

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Very descriptive, some nice alliteration and imagery. I particularly liked your neologism, 'coolcurled'.

You have a typo, lizard has one 'Z'.

Do you really need to put 'ivy' at the end? A suitable accompanying...

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Posted in a sort of green

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Ah, see, classic imposter

Posted on Sun, 16 Jul 2017

Ah, see, classic imposter syndrome behaviour, denying one's achievements!

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Posted in Another one of those

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Really liked this.

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

You might want to think about the "I"'s lining the page like telegraph poles. It often happens with a first person narrator, I've done it myself. Once it's pointed out you always see it.

Utterly, utterly believable. I hope it's fiction,...

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