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I have 130 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 355073 times and 185 of my stories have been cherry picked.
906 of my 4,311 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 976 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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Readings of Episodes One and Two of the Pad Life Journals are now available on Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-968566758   More to follow!

 

 

 

 

My stories

Gold cherry

A Drama And A Crisis

I don’t know. You take a week off to have Covid and return to a world where the Post Office has grown horns and a tail. The arts strike again.
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Cherry

Sweet Contemplation (Part 2 of 2) (IP)

I knew what Ben had been thinking. He was thinking it was his job now, his inheritance. I hadn’t gone near the vegetable garden after the night I saw Mum.
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Gold cherry
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Sweet Contemplation (Part 1 of 2) (IP)

We’ll never know why Dad went out to the vegetable garden. Maybe to see how the cabbages were doing, or to plan the next crop. Maybe just to think. He used to say that being out among living things just quietly growing was a good exercise in contemplation.
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Gold cherry

Lock

Padlocks on a bridge supposedly capture your true love. I thought maybe they could capture something else. Picture copyright free from Pixabay.
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Gold cherry

Pad Life 18: Them's The Breaks

Little Cat and I are back, having totally failed in our mission. Picture copyright free from Pixabay.
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906 of my comments have received 976 Great Feedback votes

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I always thought they

Posted on Thu, 04 Aug 2022

I always thought they originated in Paris, but according to Wikipedia (so it must be true) there is a Hungarian story about a woman who fastened padlocks to bridges in memory of her lover who was killed in the First World War. I think mass...

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Posted in Lock

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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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Congratulations on the golden

Posted on Wed, 07 Feb 2024

Congratulations on the golden cherries. This really is a wonderful poem. I worked in Adult Services for a while, and saw families going through this dilemma. There are no easy answers and you're right, it does take courage to make that decision...

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Posted in The Home

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This whole series has been

Posted on Sun, 04 Feb 2024

This whole series has been such a joy to read, Turlough. You brought the place and the people to life. I am greatly looking forward to the promised Part 13 and the prequel.

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Posted in Cherries and Dahlia Petals

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Story of the Week

Posted on Sat, 20 Jan 2024

This enchanting piece is our Story of the Week. Congratulations!

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Posted in "Unwanted Magic" 1

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Thank you, Jacques. Sites

Posted on Fri, 12 Jan 2024

Thank you, Jacques. Sites like ABC are indeed very precious, and it is lovely that this one has so much support.

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Posted in A Drama And A Crisis

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Pick of the Day

Posted on Mon, 01 Jan 2024

Jennifer's lovely, sympathetic advice is our Facebook and X Pick of the Day! Please do share if you enjoy it too.

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Posted in New Year's Resolution

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Pick of the Day

Posted on Sat, 30 Dec 2023

This delightful poem is our Facebook and X Pick of the Day! Please do share if you enjoy it too.

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Posted in “This night I will …”

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Hugely enjoyable. Although a

Posted on Mon, 04 Dec 2023

Hugely enjoyable. Although a Brit, I grew up abroad so have always felt a little bit outside looking in, although I found my 'forever place' here. However as it's in Yorkshire, I can adopt it as passionately as I like but it will never regard me...

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Posted in This Sort of Thing - November 2023 - First Half

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Pick of the Day

Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2023

This evocative poem is our Facebook and X Pick of the Day! Please do share if you enjoy it too.

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Posted in Black and White Survival.

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