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I have 112 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 130857 times and 154 of my stories have been cherry picked.
430 of my 3,096 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 448 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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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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Story of the week

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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Albatross

So I went on this poetry course, and wrote a sonnet to my house. As you do.
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Bob Dylan (IP)

My first and definitely last poetic contribution to ABC Tales.
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Voices (London Competition)

London is inhabited again, in a different way.

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430 of my comments have received 448 Great Feedback votes

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The whole farage-o keeps

Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020

The whole farage-o keeps reminding me of Leslie Phillips's lascivious 'Ding Dong'.  I bet Mark Francois stands up to salute a buxom Brexit when it goes by.  

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Posted in The Bongs of Ben

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The Engineer sounds like he's

Posted on Sat, 04 Jan 2020

The Engineer sounds like he's a chum of the damn woman who keeps visiting me, standing there with her spectacles perched on her nose and her whip in her hand, demanding 'Yes, but what's it actually ABOUT?' or 'Really?  You think anyone's going to...

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Posted in Shooting The Engineer

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Read this several times and

Posted on Sat, 04 Jan 2020

Read this several times and enjoyed it more each time.  Surreal in the best sense of the word.

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Posted in The first step

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There will be so many things

Posted on Fri, 03 Jan 2020

There will be so many things vanishing soon.  A lovely eulogy for those things that we have already lost.  

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Posted in You can’t cling to something once it has gone.

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Wonderful use of language - I

Posted on Sun, 29 Dec 2019

Wonderful use of language - I have read this aloud several times now, enjoying it more each time.  The dark humour and the little details that build up the picture, the rhythm like a piece of music itself.  A tremendous read.

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Posted in The emergency bassoonist

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This is exactly my Christmas

Posted on Thu, 26 Dec 2019

This is exactly my Christmas tree!  Stuff handed down, and a lot of stuff my children made when they were little.  The tree is a real presence at our family Christmas.  Lovely poem, Penny.

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Posted in Threads of Christmas...past to present

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So passionate and visceral,

Posted on Tue, 24 Dec 2019

So passionate and visceral, it makes you gasp.  A brilliant evocation of pain, and the last two lines are magnificent.

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Posted in forgive

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A truly lovely and moving

Posted on Sun, 22 Dec 2019

A truly lovely and moving piece.  Well deserved Pick of the Day!

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Posted in God rest ye merry, gentlemen

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This searing piece of poetry

Posted on Sat, 14 Dec 2019

This searing piece of poetry is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.  Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

Picture:  Pixabay Creative Commons

 

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Posted in The Worst

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This is our Poem of the Week!

Posted on Thu, 21 Nov 2019

This is our Poem of the Week!  Congratulations! 

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Posted in Mars

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