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I have 121 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 153538 times and 167 of my stories have been cherry picked.
489 of my 3,311 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 510 votes

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Assorted writers' groups, the odd anthology, occasional readings.  Lots of looking out of the window.  Hello, and thanks for dropping by.

 

 

 

 

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Cherry

The Path From Tree Hill (5/5)

'There was so much else going on then. So many distractions. No-one noticed anything. The adults never had time to wonder.' Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
Cherry

The Path From Tree Hill (4/5)

'Christmas lunch was never Kit’s favourite. He ate like a pig the rest of the year, but he never had a lot at Christmas. Seemed to lose his appetite. It was odd.' Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
Cherry

The Path From Tree Hill (3/5)

I looked at the cream walls, the grey carpet, the plasterboard, and the patterns and shapes lying beneath . Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
Cherry

The Path From Tree Hill (2/5)

Even if I couldn’t see it, I knew the tree was there, solid on top of the hill. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
Gold cherry

The Path From Tree Hill (1/5)

You can see the tree from the bedroom windows at the Manor. You can see it from every single one of them. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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489 of my comments have received 510 Great Feedback votes

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I'm so sorry to hear this. 

Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021

I'm so sorry to hear this.  And this site is here to be supportive when you need it.  

It sounds as though you are spending so much emotional energy trying to forgive and understand your father, but please think about prioritising yourself...

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Posted in How do you forgive a parent?

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Brought back so many memories

Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2020

Brought back so many memories!  The feeling of pleasure when you've found something they like doing and that will keep them occupied.  The feeling of hysteria when they like it so much you're doing it or reading that story for the 240th time! ...

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Posted in A new achievement @16 months

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I thought it was a bit more

Posted on Sat, 31 Oct 2020

I thought it was a bit more ambiguous than a prank, just from the scale of the thing.  I was assuming that Mr Hain had a very special hotel and was able to produce effects that owed more than a little to 'special powers'.  However, did think it...

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Posted in Empire State (Part Two)

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You have so cleverly created

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020

You have so cleverly created an atmosphere where their nerves are jangling, and everyone they come across might be an enemy.  And then it's a relief when someone is kind to them, but the reader is still on edge because it might not last.  The...

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Posted in Pins (18)

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Still utterly gripped by this

Posted on Mon, 13 Jul 2020

Still utterly gripped by this, but not totally convinced by Piru's 'voice'.  I understand the formality of her English, because of the way she was taught, but whereas every word Emmet and Abigail speak strengthens the character portrayal, and I...

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Posted in Pins (12)

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Just read all the parts of

Posted on Fri, 03 Jul 2020

Just read all the parts of this straight through, and most disappointed that there's not a link to another one!  I remember the first draft of this, which I really enjoyed, but this is another level entirely.  Utterly engrossing.  The characters...

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Posted in Pins (6)

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You have such a wonderful eye

Posted on Sat, 27 Jun 2020

You have such a wonderful eye for the physical qualities of nature, but also that ability to use those things as a springboard for so many thoughtful meditations.  Beautiful and accessible poetry.  Such a pleasure to read.

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Posted in Kingfisher

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Agree so much with your words

Posted on Sun, 14 Jun 2020

Agree so much with your words about 'tolerance'.  Tolerance of others is a privilege for the powerful.  

I'm going to be coming back to this one, because there's so much in there to think about.

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Posted in Outsiders, and the clubhouse door

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There have been times when I

Posted on Thu, 02 Apr 2020

There have been times when I've felt just like that.  It's a bit like when there's an eclipse of the sun, and you know it's going to come back, but then it takes longer than you thought and somewhere deep inside you a little prehistoric creature...

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Posted in Locked

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I hope your kind narrator

Posted on Tue, 31 Mar 2020

I hope your kind narrator bought shares in Andrex.  Really enjoyed this.

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Posted in The Stranger In The Pub

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