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I have 154 stories published in 0 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 135807 times and 125 of my stories have been cherry picked.
47 of my 1,029 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 52 votes

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A Deliberate Kindness 2

Walking along the road with his old shopping bag Gerald laughed to himself. He’d won another battle of wills and that was what really mattered in his...

A Deliberate Kindness 1

In a little charity shop Gerald is deliberating whether to try on a pair of trousers. He has been waiting a few minutes for a cumbersome woman to...

The Church of Lost Souls 25

We finished the beers quickly and on the walk back to Maria’s I put the glint in her eye down to the drink as we sang and laughed through the...

The Church of Lost Souls 24

Maria knew of a place that was close by so she shut up shop and we headed down there. ‘So what’s been going on apart from all this..stuff?’ asked...

The Church of Lost Souls 23

It was barely four in the afternoon. I didn’t feel hungry at all and I didn’t want to go out. I tried listening to Give ‘Em Enough Rope by The Clash...


47 of my comments have received 52 Great Feedback votes

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Moving and disturbing, this

Posted on Wed, 27 Nov 2013

Moving and disturbing, this is a smashing letting-go poem glowing in a crystall ball mix of black and white words, at times dark and dank and then young and skippy; a perfect balance for innocence's loss divided. It's full of zappy, peppery...

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Posted in A Study in Pysanky

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Gobstopping time capsule of

Posted on Tue, 08 Mar 2016

Gobstopping time capsule of reminscent poetry crammed with all the creepiness of childhood woe and worldly wickedness. 

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Posted in Bombinations

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Grabbed by every word and

Posted on Fri, 05 Sep 2014

Grabbed by every word and gladly thrown around with an ease of language I haven't read for quite a while. Saying that, I'm reading A Confederacy of Dunces at the moment. I see schizophrenia as a force of nature in itself, a sort of blessing...

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Posted in The Science of Fiction

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Freedom eludes us in the

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014

Freedom eludes us in the trauma-fed numbskulling of everyday life, but sometimes the urge to break out and actually enjoy ourselves is too far great to ignore. I took the seal to be the dark ruler of the light, those freaks who like to change...

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Posted in Ursus

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pick of the day and story of

Posted on Sun, 30 Mar 2014

pick of the day and story of the week. Abc'll soon be a shrine to Vera Clark at this rate!

The reason you're so well loved is simple; you give more than you get, you hit harder than you hurt, you love warmer than you let on and you laugh...

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Posted in An Exceptionally Long Diatribe on Motherhood

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Smack! A thing that reminds

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016

Smack! A thing that reminds me of the best poet on this site and anywhere else John shade. Every word a winner causing painless smile from sunshine cracked lips. Want it to end with half moon weeps newborn stars. Whatever age you are keep doing...

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Posted in The Grief of Gaziantep.

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An authentic sensuality in

Posted on Mon, 21 Mar 2016

An authentic sensuality in here, almost autistic in its natural neutrality and elementary surprise. Beautifully put together

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Posted in The power of rest, music and true friendship

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Family dysfunction provides

Posted on Sat, 06 Feb 2016

Family dysfunction provides an already imaginative child with a lifetime's worth of questioning and examining, perfect fodder for a writer. Sounds like you've managed to forgive your folks their foibles and a good job too. It must have been tough...

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Posted in Potato Prints in the Kitchen and Shirley Jackson’s Hangsaman (1951)

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Oh hellfire. So you're on

Posted on Sun, 13 Dec 2015

Oh hellfire. So you're on another mission to screw our minds with your... mind, hey? Beaute performance (I saw you prancing and dancing as I read) and loads a laughs as i imagined you telling the whole damned thing. Want more... ugh... ugh...

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Posted in 'The first date' a chapter from my new novel 'And?'

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Jealousies mixed with alcohol

Posted on Sat, 05 Dec 2015

Jealousies mixed with alcohol and general unrest secure these two beauties in a cocktail brimming with our most exotic fears, and this drop dead crippling piece captures all that surrounds the brittle shell of love that can harden and protect ...

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Posted in Lord of flies