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My stories have been read 28221 times and 74 of my stories have been cherry picked.
126 of my 1,004 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 129 votes

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Opposable Thumbs

General rant. State of world. State of nation. Digits.
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My mother died as she lived. In Marks and Spencer's Food Hall.
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My Mother And I Agree On Something

I lost my Mum last month. She was a funny and wise woman, and I wrote this last year after a conversation during which, for once, we really did agree on something.
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The Restructure Roundel

Met up with a former colleague the other day. This is for all those who are now, or ever have been, working in public services.
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Not Quite The Eve Of Destruction (2017 IP)

‘Can’t I have one? Just one little one? I’ve been so good all year…’ ‘No you bloody can’t, and put that Scythe down or I swear to Me I’ll confiscate it for good.'

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126 of my comments have received 129 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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Loved this.  Poor old Very. 

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017

Loved this.  Poor old Very.  I have this terrible dream, sometimes, where I'm confronted by the population of the future gabbling 'So jus' lit'rally very kinda like y'know' as they drive skewers into my ears.

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Posted in Adverb Angst

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Wonderful use of the words -

Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Wonderful use of the words - read aloud, the sounds really evoke both the storm and the calm afterwards.

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Posted in Ocean

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Wonderful imagery and very

Posted on Sat, 08 Apr 2017

Wonderful imagery and very apt for our times.  It's interesting how those ancient tales adapt so easily to our modern dilemmas.  Great poem. 

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Posted in Hydra

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'...each friend of those

Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2017

'...each friend of those golden days in us glitteringly blaze' is a lovely image.  It's good that old friends can meet after so long and put aside the differences in their lives.  As in your previous poem, there's a real sense of the passage of...

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Posted in From " Yar" to "Sir'

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It is, as the song goes, a

Posted on Tue, 04 Apr 2017

It is, as the song goes, a whole new world.  OK, then, what is the spider going to do??

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Posted in Lisa Seduces Ray or Did She? (fireflies cont.)

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Sounds like they're both

Posted on Mon, 03 Apr 2017

Sounds like they're both better out of a very mutually destructive relationship.  The ambivalence in the portrayal of the wife is interesting, although for me it seemed as though you yourself weren't really sure of who she was, and as a reader...

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Posted in Poker Face

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Relationships in dementia can

Posted on Mon, 03 Apr 2017

Relationships in dementia can be so complicated, but sometimes there are lovely moments, like this. 

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Posted in ‘Where is your home?’

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