catherine poarch

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I have 50 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 94867 times and 44 of my stories have been cherry picked.
87 of my 606 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 95 votes

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My stories

Van Gogh and the Spaceman

I wanted to write something about the poisonous blue of Thatcherism. But went off completely somewhere else and consoled myself that she didn't own the colour.
Gold cherry
Poem of the week

Only one Song

There was only one song in the woods
Gold cherry

Out of the Land of Nowhere

Meant to be a picture story really.
Cherry

Backalong

I saw on the internet that Backalong was a Somerset or West Country word for a long time ago, although my dad (Somerset born) says he knew it also as meaning 'back over there.'

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87 of my comments have received 95 Great Feedback votes

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Made me laugh, thank you.

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2023

Made me laugh, thank you. Bring back laughing. 

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Posted in Bring back Blair

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Two midnights in a jar!

Posted on Fri, 13 Jan 2023

Two midnights in a jar!

Magic.

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Posted in You Know Who You Are But You Don't

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Beautifully small and

Posted on Mon, 12 Dec 2022

Beautifully small and accurate. I loved the 'round and through and round and through'  which seemed to add silence and timelessness to it. 

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Posted in COLD

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I love the colour against the

Posted on Fri, 09 Dec 2022

I love the colour against the coldness in this. smiley

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Posted in Afterglow

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I'm so glad you said yes, Di!

Posted on Sat, 05 Nov 2022

I'm so glad you said yes, Di! I wanted to reply before and say woohoo and go for it! I hope your students love it too, animan.

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Posted in to a pear

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Hopefully not contraversial

Posted on Sun, 06 Nov 2022

Hopefully not contraversial to say I liked it! Especially the medals on the dressing gown.

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Posted in On Ainley Top Looking Down

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The photos drew me in and

Posted on Thu, 27 Oct 2022

The photos drew me in and your words matched them. Looks and sounds like a beautiful place. 

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Posted in Golden Valley* in October

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Thank you for the lovely

Posted on Thu, 27 Oct 2022

Thank you for the lovely comment. Yes, as a non-driver it's all walking and bussing for me. And you're right, they're being cut and the sneakies are saying the bus fares have gone down while at the same time abolishing the three-stop hop!!...

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Posted in Down Pigsty Hill

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I think I missed any news of

Posted on Mon, 24 Oct 2022

I think I missed any news of these floods completely. What an experience and I'm so sorry it got into your home as well. I liked the little touch of the nurse at the back of the shop who had no idea what was happening at the front. 

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Posted in You Never Know

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I found it so interesting to

Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2022

I found it so interesting to read what is guess is a prose version of your poem. We don't usually explain what we've written - I'm not sure I always can - but you've done it so succinctly that the two stand side by side. And as I think TJW was...

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Posted in tree time

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