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I have 173 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 141419 times and 52 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Odd, but I've been feeling slightly more and slightly less 'persona non' recently ... depending on where I look, though. On the 'more' topic, I sometimes think that 'persona plus' equates a bit to 'psyche nil' - I'm not sure though. Maybe that's just being self-serving. Also, I'm rethinking 'psyche' in 'relation' to 'spirit'. I'm liking more and more the notion of the 'spirital' (no typo) once again. I'm worrying that the 'psyche' is psychically manipulable - whereas the spirit is own, one's own and out there in the dawn and the evening and the mid-morning sun, feeling the moon's 'can do'. Just musing.

My stories


I said: Why did you pluck me out? Why did you end my eden, my atlantis – as amethyst wrapped in cotton wool? He said: Did you not want to live? Were...


So many, by now, have passed on, passed on from me. "Well," I murmur almost wordlessly, "shall I speed the process on, me too?" when, so many times,...

Rich dad, poor dad

Rich dad had it all, the sheen of the thick white walls inside the extensive property with the perfect Jekyll garden, the sheen of the newish car and...


Let me give you my dawn, whether you want it or not, like my new self, alike a kite in a vacant, hollow sky. It came lard-like between the sprick and...


“ You have done all this before”, you said, claiming you did not mind, denying any needle of hurt in you r heart. Was I a fake, I mused in the...


2 of my comments have received 3 Great Feedback votes

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I really like this - very

Posted on Sun, 11 Mar 2018

I really like this - very inventive, nice shfits of tone and context from the local and everyday to the visually imagistic, nicely slightly amused, intrigued, nice clever plays with language. I know exactly where this is emotionally. Impressive,...

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Well, I've read Marcia, Sadie

Posted on Sun, 05 Feb 2012

Well, I've read Marcia, Sadie, and Bernard. I thought I'd stop there for a bit as I felt the need to savour and ruminate - a bit like going off for a cigarette and putting the DVD on pause. Yeah, it's very full of,life and detail and knowledge...

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