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I have 124 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 181588 times and 173 of my stories have been cherry picked.
557 of my 3,579 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 584 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.

 

 

 

 

557 of my comments have received 584 Great Feedback votes

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I like the way this shows

Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017

I like the way this shows that depression invades all the senses.  The description of the grin 'held up with string' is particularly striking and really conveys the mask that people use to disguise the reality.  And of course, as you indicate,...

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Posted in The Dark

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It's whether reading the

Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017

It's whether reading the greats makes you despair of ever getting anywhere, or inspires you with an example of what can be achieved.  Tends to depend on the mood of the day.  

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Posted in Today's Impossible Lesson

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Beautiful imagery, and the

Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017

Beautiful imagery, and the lilting rhythm goes so well with the subject matter.

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Posted in Eliza

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So much to absorb and think

Posted on Sun, 20 Aug 2017

So much to absorb and think about in this, Elsie.  I've read it several times, and it poses a lot of questions.  I do hope your dad's funeral was what you wanted it to be.  The bit about more contact with the family made me smile - all sorts of...

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Posted in Outcomes of my Dad's recent Funeral in London

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Lovely stuff.  The bit where

Posted on Fri, 18 Aug 2017

Lovely stuff.  The bit where they come in and you want to hear all about it and they just say 'OK' because they're starving  - that really made me smile.  Always in their own time.  The reassurance of everything being as it should be, after a day...

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Posted in first day in senior school

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Really like the way the

Posted on Sun, 13 Aug 2017

Really like the way the relationship between Jack and his dad is so complex - Jack is happy his dad is happier - and more likeable -  but sad that he doesn't see him so much.  The dad is a very interesting character.  Some of the dialogue in the...

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Posted in Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down (part 6)

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A lovely, quiet meditation on

Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017

A lovely, quiet meditation on the turning of the year.  I really enjoyed reading this - and it was informative too!  

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Posted in Autumn Leaves

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Some interesting ideas,

Posted on Fri, 04 Aug 2017

Some interesting ideas, especially those about cultural deja vu.  It does need a bit of proof-reading - at first I thought the typos in the para beginning 'Occasionally, the living of...' might be deliberate, as part of the dislocation, but they...

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Posted in Lucidity in Disguise

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I am so sorry to hear about

Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, Elsie.  This is such a lovely piece, I'm so glad we had the chance to share his memories.  Love to you and your family. x

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Posted in Shlamek

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So much truth in this.  The

Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017

So much truth in this.  The incomplete ending is often the hardest to accept - as you say, not knowing the crime, not getting any answers.  The last stanza really hits home, recognizable to anyone who has been in a similar situation.  Thank you...

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Posted in Enough

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