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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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766 of my comments have received 818 Great Feedback votes
It does feel like things are
Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018
It does feel like things are changing, one way or another. It seems as though there are two forces engaged in a giant tug of war, and at the moment it's unclear which one will win. All that tradition is indeed comforting to many people, but it'...Read full comment
Posted in The Way Things Have Always Been
I very much liked the
Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018
I very much liked the structure of this, and the image of the dream slipping out and smashing on the tiles, releasing all that wonderful imagery, is very effective. Similarly the way it turns gently around on itself at the end, almost a dream...Read full comment
Posted in DREAMING
As another cat owned fool, I
Posted on Sat, 13 Jan 2018
As another cat owned fool, I very much enjoyed this. The image of unwinding like near broken clocks was particularly striking (oh dear, no pun intended) and there was something about the rhythm and the sensuousness of the language that really...Read full comment
Posted in finding peace
A timely reminder that, sadly
Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018
A timely reminder that, sadly, such attitudes do not belong to the past. The structure of this, the way the rhythm changes from the flow of the first section to the jaggedness of the second, is very effective at emphasising the content. It...Read full comment
Posted in The Dream
It may indeed be very
Posted on Sun, 07 Jan 2018
It may indeed be very relevant. As the poet says, 'What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare'. Standing and staring is in danger of becoming a lost art. I hope your fictional society has better luck preserving it...Read full comment
Posted in Time : The Neo Creadds Are Born (Ch.14e)
I absolutely loved this.
Posted on Fri, 05 Jan 2018
I absolutely loved this. Read it through, then went back and read it again after the 'reveal' and didn't stop chuckling all the way through. I have a Sibyl, and I can just imagine her being this mean to a poor Sam. I also have a much milder...Read full comment
Posted in Zam and the Sibyl
The middle section, full of
Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The middle section, full of dreams and imagination, really fleshes this out, giving hope for the narrator and also making us feel his childhood humiliations even more keenly. The ending is really uplifting - the reader wants to shout 'YES!' that...Read full comment
Posted in The Journey Back