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I have 112 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 131319 times and 154 of my stories have been cherry picked.
430 of my 3,097 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.

 

 

 

 

430 of my comments have received 448 Great Feedback votes

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I am always so envious of the

Posted on Wed, 02 Mar 2016

I am always so envious of the way poets such as yourself can create wholly believable characters and situations by the skillful placing of relatively few words, and by the rhythm you create.  This was very moving, and that last stanza will stay...

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Posted in Too Cold for Snow...

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Enjoyed this - fun and great

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2016

Enjoyed this - fun and great imaginative use of the names.  I thought the beginning was strong and you kept the pace up well.  It seemed to lose a little of the life when we got to the section where the apes appear - I got the impression you...

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Posted in Raztan of the Grapes. (A parody.)

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Still going strong and very

Posted on Sat, 20 Feb 2016

Still going strong and very enjoyable.  I like the way that the characters of Josiah and Archibald are so well delineated by the differences in their speech.  It brings a depth to the characters.

I think that some of the qualifying adverbs...

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Posted in Bring Out Your Dead - Part 8

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This is beautiful, a lovely

Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2016

This is beautiful, a lovely tribute to a special friend.  They become so much part of our lives.  I hope writing this has helped a little, and thank you for sharing it.

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Posted in Buster

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I'm loving these characters. 

Posted on Sat, 13 Feb 2016

I'm loving these characters.  The detectives in particular jump off the page.  You are very firmly in that tradition of engaging, gently surreal British humour that gets its strength from strong characterisation and situations that are extreme...

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Posted in Bring Out Your Dead - Part 7

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Sad but with the re-emergence

Posted on Mon, 08 Feb 2016

Sad but with the re-emergence of hope at the end.  Oh, the way we sabotage ourselves by listening to others!   I found this very moving.

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Posted in Twice you have painted a lighthouse.

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I loved this.  Despite the

Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2016

I loved this.  Despite the title I didn't see it coming, and I think it's a brilliant idea.  I think my poor wardrobe must see itself more as a carer in an old folks' home...

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Posted in The Wardrobe

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Trying to pick out, as one

Posted on Sun, 25 Oct 2015

Trying to pick out, as one does, the 'I particularly liked...' bit, and I can't, because each paragraph is so rich and multi-layered.  Just blown away by the way you use words to envoke feelings, sensations, physical textures and so many vivid...

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Posted in White Light

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It's the same anmesia you get

Posted on Tue, 15 Sep 2015

It's the same anmesia you get with childbirth.  It hurts like hell at the time, but somehow, a little while later, it all seems like a terribly good idea again...

Enjoyed and empathised with this!

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Posted in Oh the shame!

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I've read this several times

Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2015

I've read this several times and appreciated it more each time.  In its dissection of the way people are brutalised in war it held echoes, for me, of the WW1 war poets.  Disturbing look at the questions of how and why people can do such things to...

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Posted in Boa's Ark

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