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I have 177 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 158870 times and 54 of my stories have been cherry picked.
5 of my 303 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 7 votes

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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

Bindi

It’s almost disappeared, or no, it’s gone, this mark that’s been with me, on me, since being six or seven: a single spot, a forehead point, stately...

Meeting himself

He thought he had recognised him, walking ahead across the flags and the gravel towards the arch. Walking behind, he thought he would be as unnoticed...
Cherry

in extremis

and always diving deeper, there came a morning when the light splintered on the diamond shapes of the day and knowing it was beautiful but using ever...
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Cherry

Her story

I took a rose from another's garden I twisted it off its stem, careful not to prick myself on its thorn I took it and placed it in a vase, to be a...
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Unthankfulness

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...

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5 of my comments have received 7 Great Feedback votes

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I can't decide which I

Posted on Sat, 05 Nov 2022

I can't decide which I enjoyed more: the poem or the chat? Well, the poem of course, but I really enjoyed the chat too. All so lovely and human. I really like how, in the poem, you somehow make the separate bits of syntax collide into each other...

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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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Thank you for your thank you.

Posted on Tue, 08 Nov 2022

Thank you for your thank you. I actually cut it back a bt and 'lost' the bit in brackets and the line bfeore it. I felt they weren't necessary.

I really enjoyed the zoom session and its intensity and yet with such an amazing variety of...

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Hi, I like this poem so much

Posted on Sat, 05 Nov 2022

Hi, I like this poem so much that I was wondering if I could use it within a set of GCSE-level materials for students, particularly as I think it's so good to get up-to-the-minute text and not only use texts from people who are out of copyright,...

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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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