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My stories

It Didn't Mean Standing Still

Just nostalgia, pass by if you like, there's nothing to see here. Herbert Lom is central in the hat... You might remember him from Pink Panther films... This poem is not about Herbert Lom. The image source is Flicker, and is in the Public Domain as it is a German Language Film Poster whose copyright has expired.

The Spiral Tightens

Opaque? Perhaps. image is used in accordance with CCA-SA 3.0

There Is

image created by author from PD components...

We Are Making Plans

It is what it is. Image is from Max Pixel and is free for non-commercial use.
Gold cherry
Poem of the week

Outside In

Make of it what you will... that's the idea. Image created by me from PD stuff.


64 of my comments have received 65 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2016

Almost everything you do has me thinking of gothic cathedrals and mediaeval buildings. Perhaps it's the ring o' roses I hear. Nice nod to the grumpy Librarian, too.

Yep, the no-win situation of low-self esteem. "I can't be any good because...

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Posted in Hereditary fears

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Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2016

All the best science fiction, this is our own present and reality viewed in a fun-house mirror. I'm going to read part two now. This is a great beginning. The voice is believable and distinctive. As it's 1st person POV you can get away with a...

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Posted in The Net Caster (Part One)

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Not a word misplaced, not a

Posted on Tue, 14 May 2013

Not a word misplaced, not a superfluous line.




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Posted in The sadness of tulips

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Posted on Wed, 06 Jan 2016

nothing wrong with a long sentence, provided it's completely clear and you don't lose the reader on the way. Dickens was pretty good at sentences which sometimes seemed like Latin periods, but he was a dab hand with a semi and full colon. Unlike...

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Posted in the hungry earth (2 of 2)

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Posted on Sun, 05 Oct 2014

...agree there's some nice description.

You need to avoid a tendency to tell. 'He had been able to avoid... etc.'

I'm not sure I believe the internal monologue in the paragraph beginning. 'He looked past the end...' You say the boy...

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Posted in K Ward - part 1 (Out of Sight)

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Posted on Thu, 02 Oct 2014

the very word, uncanny. Fascinating etymology it has too.

Nice to hear from you. I've been away a while, I know


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Posted in By the Light of a Gibbous Moon

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Posted on Fri, 13 Jun 2014

Hey Jack, great pieces on an interesting day.

Just one thing:

"I offered Ewan a cheese sandwich, but he said his
friend had made him an old-fashioned bacon buttie. They’d been in the
army together. I went to sit on the...

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Posted in Unbounders Away