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I have 56 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 42202 times and 21 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Jo Garwood


My stories

Proposal poem

I was hiding quietly in my single life In a perpetual state of too-many-pints All jaded sarcasm and predictable cynicism None of it seemed right 60...

Bath time

Like some great crushing snake filled with the burning heat of the hottest hot water bottle you’ve ever known. Enveloping you so slowly at the start...

The Scales

If we could walk back over cracks Cement them shut Tie things up Neatly like that - like a plastic bag Would it be bad? If I could rustle up the...


You are that hard stone in my heart now Right at the bottom That makes itself known Every time I have to hear your name Or see your face That stone...

In the kitchen again

I would start cooking again for you Re-label the spices, re-read the books Use every single pan From every single hook I’d start setting alarms again...