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My stories have been read 32041 times and 75 of my stories have been cherry picked.
135 of my 1,098 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 138 votes

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Temps Perdu

Gains and losses.
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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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135 of my comments have received 138 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!

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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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Hi, good to see you back on

Posted on Sun, 23 Jul 2017

Hi, good to see you back on the site!  I have lots of sympathy with this.  I have not yet reached the level of resisting all upgrades, but I do tend only to replace if it breaks.  Perhaps indeed it is an age and experience thing - the only thing...

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Posted in I’m not upgrading

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Hello!  Welcome to ABC Tales

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017

Hello!  Welcome to ABC Tales - lovely to have you here.

I like reworkings of fairy tales.  They always lend themselves to reinterpretation and I enjoyed your poem.  I'm no poetry critic either, so I can only offer a personal point of view...

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Posted in The Brave Little Tailor

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Fascinating, Jean.  I was

Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Fascinating, Jean.  I was watching the Proms the other night, Daniel Barenboim conducting a programme of English music, and they played both 'Nimrod' (always reduces me to tears) and 'Pomp and Circumstance'.  The detail in this is wonderful -...

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Posted in Beth Tree and the Elgars 7

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What a lovely story!  Glad

Posted on Sun, 16 Jul 2017

What a lovely story!  Glad that it all worked out in the end.  I love the idea of having that chant as a ring tone.  Currently I have The Beatles' 'Don't Bother Me', which has always seemed appropriate, but you've given me something to think...

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Posted in The Kindness of Kevin

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Hello, welcome to ABC Tales. 

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Hello, welcome to ABC Tales.  I enjoyed reading this.  The way you follow the year through is very effective, and I very much liked the last three lines.  I agree with Ewan that the word Ivy sits a little oddly at the end.  Although I'd have got...

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Posted in a sort of green

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And it's also our Story of

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

And it's also our Story of the Week - Congratulations!

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Posted in What happens near Rome

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Brilliantly funny, painfully

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Brilliantly funny, painfully realistic - this is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!

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Posted in What happens near Rome

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