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Word of The Year 2018

If the known description of anxiety is true, it begins as a response to the perceived threat of a challenge. Anxiety comes from the gut and fires a...

Word for wordish

It’s beginning to look a lot like warfare Everywhere you go Take a look at the homeless men Glistening once again With broken canes and silver brow...
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Cherry

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...
Cherry

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...

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40 of my comments have received 40 Great Feedback votes

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Great to read a poem that

Posted on Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Great to read a poem that opens with a joke, curdles as it's stirred and ends with a whip round the midriff for good measure. The abattoir calls for the abortions of life that sit and stare in silent pubs the world over, and the state isn't...

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Posted in not quite AA, but only 12 steps to the bar

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Love the cheesy bit at the

Posted on Mon, 01 Sep 2014

Love the cheesy bit at the end and the dippy sauciness of thought throughout. The atheist idea that we were magically generated from the primordial fart of universal nothingness is funny and I prefer to think we were a heavenly experiment to see...

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Posted in I expect God will be there

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Lovely. I always get a shiver

Posted on Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Lovely. I always get a shiver when I go into church, probably because I'm Satan first born, but I'd dearly love to see some fireplaces dotted around in there. Always found it strange that they don't have chimneys. They'd get a lot more people in...

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Posted in A Short Muse on Churches

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Very good. Sounds like a lazy

Posted on Tue, 01 Apr 2014

Very good. Sounds like a lazy teacher, especially when I read a comment like Vera's. She's said it all, bar the fact that you've captured something here, carefully, that needs to be bottled/ taken upon board the good ship.

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Posted in Mynydd Carningli (for TP's parents)

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Absolutely brilliant! Jake's

Posted on Sun, 02 Mar 2014

Absolutely brilliant! Jake's bee problem is an excellent analogy to the much more dangerous bee that buzzes around Eve's mind. It draws the reader further into Eve's literary dilemma, and the interaction between her and George is polished as well...

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Posted in A Question of Sanity: Prologue

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Breathtaking! 

Posted on Mon, 06 Jan 2014

Breathtaking! 

Great dialogue driven along by a voice that grips and surprises. 

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Posted in Decisions

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Sufferin' succotash,

Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2014

Sufferin' succotash, Blackjack. This has the perfect balance of measuredness and conscious flow, an unfettered diagnosis of how a man's battle to find and maintain spiritual peace can never be placated by the outside world. Citing the chap next-...

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Posted in The Man Next Door

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Very moving, so much so that

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2014

Very moving, so much so that I felt compelled to write something for the first time in what seems like an eternity. Better out than in, and I'm grateful that my Mum's care-home is in good shape compared to many. Thanks, Marion.

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Posted in Notes on the State of Adult Social Care - 1. The Standard High Backed Chair; Adjustable - Without Wings

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Skin-crawlingly spellbinding

Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2013

Skin-crawlingly spellbinding storytelling smothered in such suspense that it slaps and harries the reader to rest unnervingly close to the children as they run themselves ragged in this house of toxic shame. It doesn't do the mind any favours to ...

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Posted in One Winter's Day You Will Meet Your Maker

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Back with a bang, and how!

Posted on Tue, 14 Jan 2014

Back with a bang, and how! Your words dollop blotches on an already brutish painting, imparting the madness of sexual conquest through the mindset of a badly wired woman. Her insatiable appetite for lost sailors is a madness all its own. Made me...

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Posted in Her 64th boyfriend

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