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I have 56 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 42747 times and 21 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Jo Garwood


My stories

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As plain as his name above the door And the burst capillaries in his cheeks Waldren was the landlord And he still made a profit most weeks. He polished the bar each morning

I Won't Grow Up

You know how when you get older You’re supposed to be grown-up? You’re not supposed to still want to play Lego Or drink out of a Mister Men cup. You’re supposed to build a career


I'd kiss you I'd kiss you endlessly And when you got up to leave Graciously I'd keep you Keep you here with me And stroke your face And tell you truthfully That I don't think anyone's


I want to climb into the cave of your mouth And explore, explore and keep on exploring Be closer to your lips, your teeth, your tongue Stay in that sacred place until morning.


We sat supping cheap pints Awkwardly on low stools Faces warmed by an open fire Various Louises' on the wall