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I have 87 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 76259 times and 109 of my stories have been cherry picked.
261 of my 2,277 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 264 votes

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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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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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261 of my comments have received 264 Great Feedback votes

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The bewilderment and pain of

Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018

The bewilderment and pain of those involved in this are so awful to think about.  It affects whole communities - Di, I can't imagine how you even start to process it.  As a society we always struggle with how to treat children or young adults who...

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Posted in Be Careful What I Say.......

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Absolutely lovely.  My dad

Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2018

Absolutely lovely.  My dad had a load of 78rpm vinyl - I could hear every one of them even though I couldn't play them.  Eventually I was able to let go of them.  The image of the coat is particularly poignant.  

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Posted in Remnants

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I'm so sorry to hear about

Posted on Sat, 09 Jun 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat.  I'm a cat lover myself and it's so hard when you have to say goodbye.  

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Posted in Boy's Death

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I heard about this poor

Posted on Mon, 04 Jun 2018

I heard about this poor gentleman on the news. Such a very sad thing. Glad to hear you came through safely.

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Posted in Five Minutes.

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I love these slices of life,

Posted on Fri, 01 Jun 2018

I love these slices of life, they're always so vivid. The sounds and scents come alive and we can see a colour drenched scene as if we're there.

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Posted in El primero de junio

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This dire but funny warning

Posted on Sun, 20 May 2018

This dire but funny warning about the joys or otherwise of the summer fayre season is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day! Please share if you enjoy it too.

Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons

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Posted in 'May I Use Your Bathroom?'

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Lovely vignette, and a

Posted on Tue, 01 May 2018

Lovely vignette, and a thoughtful take on the IP.  There are some very telling descriptions - your opening line really evokes the abundance of flowers in the shop window.  You also capture both Dottie's loneliness and her strengh of character. ...

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Posted in Dottie in the window

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Both parts of this

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

Both parts of this beautifully written.  The tension for the reader, around whether the 'something hard' is physical or psychological, is excellently maintained.  You have captured the awkwardness and ambivalence that people feel towards both the...

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Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 2)

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That's a wonderful way to

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018

That's a wonderful way to look at things.  Although in my opinion you're a writer, whatever else you may do!  Enjoying our writing, and enjoying sharing it, if we choose, should be the main reason for doing it.  Otherwise there's not a lot of...

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Posted in Serene

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Such a worrying time for you,

Posted on Wed, 04 Apr 2018

Such a worrying time for you, and glad to know that there was nothing too dreadful.  

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Posted in Grace Part Five.

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