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I have 88 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 76655 times and 110 of my stories have been cherry picked.
269 of my 2,296 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 273 votes

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The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Four)

I looked at Hamish. Who had replaced the dodgy businessman, the charming, self-serving rogue I had known since childhood, with this stern creature who delivered lectures to the powerful?
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I'll Teach You To Burn (IP)

Fire was a dominant theme in my childhood. It was for most kids in the fifties and sixties. It was one of our earliest lessons on the contrariness of life.
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The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Three)

I knew who she was. We all did. And every face was afraid.
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Castle Pillock 12

Castle Pillock has run the London Marathon! Well, one of us has.
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The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Two)

I began to laugh from fatigue, shock, grief, and an overriding terror of being locked down here in this cellar with a group of disparate and apparently ill-matched Bios.

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269 of my comments have received 273 Great Feedback votes

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An intriguing story.  Are you

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018

An intriguing story.  Are you planning to develop it further?  I would very much like to know the outcome of this encounter!

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Posted in The Intruder

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This heartfelt elegy for a

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

This heartfelt elegy for a way of life now gone is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.  Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

Schubert - I've changed the image slightly, only because when I checked it (fear of the site being...

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Posted in The Last Shift

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Lovely to have you posting

Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018

Lovely to have you posting again, Alan!  This was really interesting.  Some great physical observation and then those astute observations about the anonymity of hotels, the possibilities of unknown rooms and the stories they might hold.  A rich...

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Posted in Checking In

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Those anniversaries always

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2018

Those anniversaries always lodge in our hearts.  I have a similar one myself coming up in a couple of weeks.  It sounds as though you are at peace with your lovely memories, however hard it has been.  

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Posted in The Anniversary(ies)

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A thoughtful story, with some

Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2018

A thoughtful story, with some really nice touches.  There's a build up of tension, especially when she finds the front door open, and the reader knows then that there is something not quite right.  The idea of the ghost child being lost is very...

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Posted in Homeward

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Reminds me of a conversation

Posted on Sun, 28 Jan 2018

Reminds me of a conversation I once had with a taxi driver, when we were reminiscing about one of the first nightclubs to open in our town.  We wondered if we might have once bumped into each other there, back in the day.  

Him:  Ah,...

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Posted in A Younger Man's Trousers

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We've all been there!  The

Posted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018

We've all been there!  The picture in our minds is perhaps not quite what others see.  Lots of fun and life in this.

Small typo - in the first line of the last verse, should it be 'her' rather than 'het'?

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Posted in Rock 'n' Roll

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I'm not vegan, or even

Posted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018

I'm not vegan, or even vegetarian, but I've never understood people who say others shouldn't be vegan because it's not 'natural'.  It's not 'natural' for human animals to have flush toilets or central heating, but no-one seems to have a problem...

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Posted in .14 why am I 'vegan'?

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This beautiful poem of love

Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018

This beautiful poem of love and mystery is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!  Please share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

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Posted in Queen Cordelia's Lament.

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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'...

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Posted in The Way Things Have Always Been

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