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She will shiver as she steps out of the sea. You will wait as she carefully tip-toes across the smooth stone shore, then arms wide open, you will...

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He shows his wares in tidy neat rows loafs behind bars, pane or plain he’d say and I’d never know the answer just point at the Pride. His white coat...
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Thanks everyone for lovely encouraging comments- this is getting edited now for submission x

What is a Marriage?

I wrote and read this wee piece out at my sisters wedding :)

Ready. Aim. Fire.

Before , when they barely knew each other, Ben told her he had a secret. It prickled for years, under the surface, under her skin. He would often...


45 of my comments have received 42 Great Feedback votes

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This is brilliant. Authentic

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015

This is brilliant. Authentic voice and a touching tale. Liked the format too :)

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Posted in The Ties that Divide

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Beautifully done. Animals

Posted on Fri, 26 Jun 2015

Beautifully done. Animals just get on with a moment of fisty-cuffs to sort things out then forget about doesnt seem to matter who bet who...a bit like children too! 

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Posted in Boxers in Yellow

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Lovely moments of

Posted on Tue, 23 Jun 2015

Lovely moments of alliteration ; stitching silvered silken strands. Nicely done.

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Posted in While you were sleeping

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Nicely and neatly done..

Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2015

Nicely and neatly done...moments of still mind are to be treasured!

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Posted in Silent Chaos

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Beautiful - made me think we

Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2015

Beautiful - made me think we must live for the moment - grab those chances and opportunities whilst we can.

'Threw dreams in the river as glibly as crusts to the birds' creates a touching picture which sums up that feeling of letting go of...

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Posted in Future Imperfect

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Beautifully poignant poem. I

Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2015

Beautifully poignant poem. I found the lines 'never get used to it' and 'with that tattoo on your wrist' most heartbreaking. Grief leaves a scar that we'll always carry...yet carry on we do. 

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Posted in I'm Not Here to Talk to You...

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Hi Stephen, this is such an

Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2015

Hi Stephen, this is such an emotive read I felt transported on the journey from 'the thread of individual voices' to 'I knew everything was beginning again because everything must always begin again' to the pouring of the wine down the sink. It...

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Posted in Here is your thread

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I enjoyed this, the rhyming

Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015

I enjoyed this, the rhyming works well and thought the ending was sad yet romantic. 'as hand in hand the couple lie' creates a poignant image. 

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Posted in Boy Blue (Poetry Monthly)

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Brilliant! Love the McConaghy

Posted on Mon, 08 Jun 2015

Brilliant! Love the McConaghy connection- makes it all the more visual...and the repetitive hopeless place lyrics - the kind that stick in your head all day or our thoughts.

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Posted in Bar Insomnia

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All the while I was thinking

Posted on Mon, 01 Jun 2015

All the while I was thinking who was he, why was he at the mirror- so you had me hooked from the start!  Touching moment with  'but there hadn't been a son'...found that emotive. The ageing character works well with the decline of his trade.

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Posted in The Finishing Touch