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I have 61 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 134742 times and 188 of my stories have been cherry picked.
17 of my 906 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 15 votes

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Looking for Andrew (Journal 14)

I have three missed calls from Andrew, but I'm at work and it's difficult to phone him back. Eventually he gets through again and I stand looking...
Cherry

Looking for Andrew (Journal 13)

"They're having a great time at our expense, aren't they?" The man in the pet shop gestures towards a gang of homeless people on the bench opposite...
Cherry

Looking for Andrew (Journal 12)

It's been a few weeks since Andrew got the first phone call from the hostel and I'm worried that they're stalling. At first he got a call out of the...
Gold cherry

Looking for Andrew (Journal 11)

As I waited outside the church for the soup kitchen to open, I chatted with the two homeless men loitering outside. At a glance, you probably wouldn'...
Gold cherry

Looking for Andrew (Journal 10)

Well, the unexpected did happen and I didn't see it coming. Andrew dumped me by text! After that lovely day, when Andrew was so full of hope and...

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17 of my comments have received 15 Great Feedback votes

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Thank you both.  I'll leave

Posted on Sun, 10 Jun 2018

Thank you both.  I'll leave it up.  I've made a few edits as suggested.  I guess I am little frustrated, like Kristal Licht! Cheers.

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Posted in UV (Part 1) - Kristal

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How lovely.

Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018

How lovely.

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Posted in The Whale Cafe

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Hi John,

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018

Hi John,

I think that chinky is a very uncomfortable word and I've never referred to a person as a chinky in my life.  However, in the early eighties, I remember it was the word we used to refer to the chinese takeaway.  The word paki was...

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Posted in chinky chips

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Thanks, Vera. I picked up an

Posted on Mon, 01 Jun 2015

Thanks, Vera. I picked up an old Penguin copy of Cony-Catchers and Bawdy Baskets, which is about Elizabethan vagabonds - it was inspirational!

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Posted in My Dad, the ringer.

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While I agree with your

Posted on Sat, 04 Apr 2015

While I agree with your assertion that openness is a positive thing, you have to remember that 'the family' is often the root cause of many people's problems.  Confiding in one's parents is not always possible and many children have no one they...

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Posted in Why a secretive society is an unhealthy, unhappy and dishonest society

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Everything she did for you,

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Everything she did for you, she did because she loved you.  There's no need to feel guilt.  Good mums don't expect much in return, they just want their children to be safe and happy.  I know from talking to you that she was a lovely mum and she...

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Posted in Mum, I promise I won't let guilt consume me

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Lovely story, well told.

Posted on Mon, 02 Feb 2015

Lovely story, well told.

I'm afraid that the Nazis' views were fairly widespread at the beginning of the twentieth century and not confined to Germany - eugenics was almost like a religion to its proponents.  In the USA there was...

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Posted in Herr Klugmann

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I was going to comment on

Posted on Wed, 14 Jan 2015

I was going to comment on your conversation with Jesus about Je suis Charlie, but you've taken it down.  I thought it was an interesting idea.  I was wondering if you felt comfortable imagining/writing dialogue between yourself and Jesus, safe in...

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Posted in Robert’s Universe (Flash Fiction)

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Thank you, blighters.

Posted on Sun, 11 Jan 2015

Thank you, blighters.

Thank you, Stephen.  Yes, I'm just maniacally productive at the moment.  Some of it's rubbish, but it's better to 'write, write, write until your fingers break' than not do anything!

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Posted in Tin Girl

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Very strong characterisation

Posted on Mon, 01 Sep 2014

Very strong characterisation here, Bee.  His voice, his self-justification and attitude towards his wife come through really well.  Excellent.

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Posted in SMACK - (edited)

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