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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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732 of my comments have received 779 Great Feedback votes
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...Read full comment
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...Read full comment
Posted in first day in senior school
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...Read full comment
Posted in Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down (part 6)
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...Read full comment
Posted in Lucidity in Disguise
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...Read full comment
Posted in Enough
You capture the odd, surreal
Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017
You capture the odd, surreal nature of a dream very well in the first part of this story. I like the flashes of humour as well. Personally I'm not a fan of 'it was all a dream' endings - although, again, there are some nice touches of humour...Read full comment
Posted in Marblebay- Chapter One