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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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Pad Life: The Elephant In The Room

The nights are drawing in. Closing the blinds may be the best option. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Tower of Strength Part 1 of 4

Re-posted in response to this week's IP - now available on Soundcloud. Link in text - despite repeated efforts, the link won't work when pasted here. Image: Author's own
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Pad Life: Cyber Tranche

The internet is watching my communal bin. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Pad Life: End of Days

An absolute monarchy. That's what we need. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Sun (IP)

Sometimes it seems like the sun ain't gonna shine anymore. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons

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417 of my comments have received 433 Great Feedback votes

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Wonderful stuff, Luigi!  I do

Posted on Sat, 27 Jun 2020

Wonderful stuff, Luigi!  I do sometimes wonder where the sock-eating monsters come from.  Do they come with each house, or each washing machine, or are you allocated one at birth that just follows you around?  

Greatly enjoyed this.

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Posted in The Case Of The Disappearing Sock

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Such thoughtful words, Jenny,

Posted on Sat, 27 Jun 2020

Such thoughtful words, Jenny, sums up a lot of what I've been thinking.  I feel so much for the young people, with so much uncertainty ahead of them.  The times may be less dangerous for them physically, but I think it's going to be so difficult...

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Posted in Uncertain Days

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Just caught up with both

Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2020

Just caught up with both parts of this, Penny, and very much enjoying it.  The blending of modern day life and the 'magic' realm is very well realised.  My only thought - and it's just fleeting - is that there are a lot of POV changes in a...

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Posted in "Antediluvian Trouble" Chapter 2

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Beautiful poem, Penny, really

Posted on Wed, 17 Jun 2020

Beautiful poem, Penny, really captures the child in all of us.  Definitely in need of some magic at the moment.

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Posted in "Could It Be Magic?"

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Going to cut this one out to

Posted on Sun, 14 Jun 2020

Going to cut this one out to keep, as we used to say in old fashioned times.  'The perish of groynes' - among so many wonderful phrases, this one took me right into the scene.  So much sadness, and a small, tentative, desperate hope.  Marvellous...

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Posted in Shark Eye Shell

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So enjoyed this.  I loved the

Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2020

So enjoyed this.  I loved the bits that anchor it so well, like the impossibility of policing the keeping of people who have transformed into pets.  So funny, and so perfectly reasonable.  Great story.

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Posted in The DJs Who Turn into Swans

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It's nice to know that there

Posted on Tue, 09 Jun 2020

It's nice to know that there are still some decent people around.

Re 'selling sand to the Arabs' - the fact that you've raised a query about it indicates that perhaps you're not totally happy about it yourself?  I know we have other...

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Posted in The Bathroom Window.

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Fascinating.  As I was

Posted on Sun, 07 Jun 2020

Fascinating.  As I was reading it I was thinking 'Samuel Delany, I hope one of these links refers to Samuel Delany' and there he was, included in the book list in the very first link!  He is one of my absolute heroes, and the book on the list,...

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Posted in Afrofuturism - Speculative Fiction. A re-imagining of self.

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As others have said, hope

Posted on Mon, 08 Jun 2020

As others have said, hope that you're OK, Jane.  This is brilliant, I was particularly held by the phrase 'the rubble of yesterday'.  That is exactly what it feels like.

 

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Posted in Grief is a Shower of Rocks

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I hope you have your old lady

Posted on Sun, 07 Jun 2020

I hope you have your old lady kitten for a while yet.  They do indeed stay in your heart, even when you can't see them any longer.  

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Posted in Iriecat

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