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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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Readings of Episodes One and Two of the Pad Life Journals are now available on Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-968566758   More to follow!

 

 

 

 

943 of my comments have received 1022 Great Feedback votes

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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...

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Posted in Zam and the Sibyl

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I love the structure of this

Posted on Sat, 06 Jan 2018

I love the structure of this and, as Rhiannon said, the picture of contentment through hard work.  So interesting too, to hear the story behind it.  Very enjoyable read.

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Posted in Man on His Tractor

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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...

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Posted in The Journey Back

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I didn't see that last line

Posted on Sat, 23 Dec 2017

I didn't see that last line coming.  The scene is very well built up, inviting the reader to invest in these characters, and feel a genuine sadness for the woman watching and waiting.

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Posted in A Home in the Country

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Some of the imagery in this

Posted on Sat, 23 Dec 2017

Some of the imagery in this is very effective, and the poem as a whole seems to come alive, in fact, when the river arrives 'buzzing, puffing, scuffing'.  The dry humour (oh, that's a daft thing to say in this context, but I can't think of a...

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Posted in Adaptibility

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You capture the wonderful

Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017

You capture the wonderful strangeness of a peacock very well.  Their beauty has an almost alien quality to it, if you are standing looking at them, and they are standing looking back.  This brought back memories of being with my children when...

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Posted in Amazing ‘eyes’ that hypnotize

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The thing I love about this,

Posted on Fri, 24 Nov 2017

The thing I love about this, and liked so much about the previous part, is the way you show people apparently quietly getting on with life, making the best, as they say, but underneath there is so much emotion and so much tremulous hope.  Less is...

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Posted in Degrees of Separation

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Very moving.

Posted on Sat, 25 Nov 2017

Beautifully written.   Makes you feel so much for the child then and the child who still remains.

 

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Posted in School  (Automatic poem)

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Beautifully written, and hard

Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Beautifully written, and hard to read.  Many readers will share the child's experiences, but there will also be parents who are painfully aware that their cihldren must have heard things they should not.  An excellent piece, Poppy.

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Posted in The Stairs

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Great to see this developing.

Posted on Thu, 02 Nov 2017

Great to see this developing.  There is a lot of exposition in this part, and for me following drafts could do with breaking it up a bit.  But that's for later.  Keep going!  

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Posted in The Eden Sky - 3 - An Auspicious Day

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