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My stories have been read 41453 times and 81 of my stories have been cherry picked.
188 of my 1,604 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 191 votes

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Mosaic

A word limited exercise in memoir, written for a course I did last autumn. Picture: https://tinyurl.com/yd92krwx
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The Game of the Name

Hooray! The most popular baby names list is out! No, I couldn't care less. Yes, I love a bit of a gawp at other people's choices.
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Temps Perdu

Gains and losses.
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188 of my comments have received 191 Great Feedback votes

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More than one journey is

Posted on Sun, 04 Dec 2016

More than one journey is explored in this wonderful exploration of pain and hope.  That's why it's our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!

Picture credit:  http://tinyurl.com/hrmu2lg

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Posted in Journey to Minneapolis

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Some very striking imagery -

Posted on Thu, 18 Jun 2015

Some very striking imagery - the one that stood out for me was the passage comparing Joanie's voice to a shotgun, 'her words repeating until the cartridge emptied, until her words were simple, hollow clicks.'  I wasn't too sure about some of the...

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Posted in Buried Secrets

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You've got it all in there

Posted on Sat, 02 May 2015

You've got it all in there really - the self justification and the detachment, and the powerful images of what that leads to.  This is chilling and heartbreaking.

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Posted in Culpable

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We've all been there!  The

Posted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018

We've all been there!  The picture in our minds is perhaps not quite what others see.  Lots of fun and life in this.

Small typo - in the first line of the last verse, should it be 'her' rather than 'het'?

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Posted in Rock 'n' Roll

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I'm not vegan, or even

Posted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018

I'm not vegan, or even vegetarian, but I've never understood people who say others shouldn't be vegan because it's not 'natural'.  It's not 'natural' for human animals to have flush toilets or central heating, but no-one seems to have a problem...

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Posted in .14 why am I 'vegan'?

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This beautiful poem of love

Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018

This beautiful poem of love and mystery is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!  Please share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

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Posted in Queen Cordelia's Lament.

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It does feel like things are

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018

It does feel like things are changing, one way or another.  It seems as though there are two forces engaged in a giant tug of war, and at the moment it's unclear which one will win.  All that tradition is indeed comforting to many people, but it'...

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Posted in The Way Things Have Always Been

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I very much liked the

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018

I very much liked the structure of this, and the image of the dream slipping out and smashing on the tiles, releasing all that wonderful imagery, is very effective.  Similarly the way it turns gently around on itself at the end, almost a dream...

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Posted in DREAMING

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As another cat owned fool, I

Posted on Sat, 13 Jan 2018

As another cat owned fool, I very much enjoyed this.  The image of unwinding like near broken clocks was particularly striking (oh dear, no pun intended) and there was something about the rhythm and the sensuousness of the language that really...

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Posted in finding peace

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A timely reminder that, sadly

Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018

A timely reminder that, sadly, such attitudes do not belong to the past.  The structure of this, the way the rhythm changes from the flow of the first section to the jaggedness of the second, is very effective at emphasising the content.  It...

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Posted in The Dream

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