I have 129 stories published in
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My stories have been read 342172 times and 183 of my stories have been cherry picked.
882 of my 4,255 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 946 votes
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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882 of my comments have received 946 Great Feedback votes
Explosive ending - oh no, not
Posted on Wed, 08 Jun 2016
Explosive ending - oh no, not Marc! You capture the grubbiness and seediness of power play, and the sadness of the individual lives destroyed on all sides. This has been a really gripping and enjoyable story.Read full comment
Posted in EBOLOWA 44
You tell that Freddy where to
Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
You tell that Freddy where to go.
I loved the description of your childhood efforts to stay awake, and the skilful way you marry them up with your present situation. I hope you had a great day at the ballpark.Read full comment
Posted in Resistance and Rejuvenation
I really enjoyed this. It's
Posted on Sun, 08 May 2016
I really enjoyed this. It's a cliche to say 'we've all been there', and maybe not exactly in that way, but the emotions are so recognisable, and the remedies, with personal variations, are pretty universal. The bit about social media made me...Read full comment
Posted in Tara
The strands all coming
Posted on Mon, 28 Mar 2016
The strands all coming together and it is still well controlled - the reader feels confident that you have command of the plot! (Not always the case with thrillers). Marc has a real depth of character - I like the way you present the loving...Read full comment
Posted in EBOLOWA 34
The opening paragraphs of
Posted on Thu, 08 Oct 2015
The opening paragraphs of this chapter are absolutely splendid writing. For me, Marc is the most vivid of all the characters. The bit about the hip being a pestle and mortar is particularly striking.
Also another development in this...Read full comment
Posted in EBOLOWA 22
Posted on Wed, 12 Aug 2015
I'm rattling through this - enjoying very much. The details you have put in to evoke the period are very effective. I was very struck in a previous chapter how you caught the murk and grime of seventies Britain, and the feel you have...Read full comment
Posted in EBOLOWA 15
One of the things I really
Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016
One of the things I really like about this story is the way you anchor it with precise detail and description - lots of day to day stuff that gives the people and the place solidity and believability, so important when your plot centres on the...Read full comment
Posted in Switchback. Ch14 pt2
It is difficult to read,
Posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2016
It is difficult to read, particularly on a screen. The words themselves provide the cumulative effect you seem to be aiming for, powerfully building to the denoument. I don't think you need this particular formatting.Read full comment
Posted in WW1 ghosts
You have not put this piece
Posted on Tue, 19 Apr 2016
You have not put this piece as fiction so I am assuming it is at least partly personal experience. It must have been very difficult to write. You've captured the heightened emotion of such an occasion, the artificiality and sometimes surreal...Read full comment
Posted in A Fathers Secret