catherine poarch

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I have 100 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 99063 times and 56 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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My stories

Bamboo Bear

This poem is normally written in vertical columns and read from right to left. But you can read it left to right or in this case from end to beginning if you prefer!

The Dog and the Cat and the Mouse

There's a three-legged dog on Half Moon street whose life is empty of yieldings. It's cold and hard when you have to sleep in the doorways of empty buildings.


Oh, what a magician the manatee is! (Disguised by his barnacle skin.) He has paddles for paws and a big shovel tail. But there's hocus and pocus within!

Paint Pot

The parrot could fly like a paint pot. He just opened his wings and flew. Over the grass and against the sky was the red and the yellow and blue. You could never describe

Foot Mules

This winter is a long, long way from home and starless as the pit. The fields, ploughed into trenches, hard with ice are dimly lit and hidden from the road, where khaki-coloured mules