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Salty

‘David Salter,’ the woman said. She had his file in her hand, looking over the top of her glasses and scrutinizing him. Five-foot four with sandy-...

George goes it alone

George noticed his moustache had turned him overnight into a Freddy Mercury clone. He shaved it off before he went to bed. He felt invigorated, like...

Our glorious past

Our glorious past Will always last Dr Typhoid, Dr Tuberculosis and Dr Malnutrition Kinship in marvellous condition Spotted fever aka Rickettsia...
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relapse prevention therapy

When I was five I was raped. He said it was a game. It wouldn’t hurt. These are clichés. I sometimes tell my students that fiction often isn’t...
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Grimms 92

Jaz feigns unconsciousness, not difficult with a stiff body and a head vaguely attached to sensibility, as he feels the floor moving and van doing a...

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308 of my comments have received 313 Great Feedback votes

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Steve's not a hero. He just

Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017

Steve's not a hero. He just likes stabbing you in the stomach. He picks his victims well in advance by hanging around hip-replacement wards. 

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Posted in Now I'm Bionic Second Part

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first person isn't generally

Posted on Fri, 26 May 2017

first person isn't generally regarded as omniscient. s/he can only see or feel what they see or feel. nothing beyond the subject. Limited point of view. 

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Posted in Taking the Fourth

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Grandad smiled[,] nodding

Posted on Thu, 01 Oct 2015

Grandad smiled[,] nodding

Occasionally he pause[d] bit muddled here as you've got Jake interrupting himself and taking over the conversation with himself, but you mean he takes over the convesation with Toby...

Brilliant. characters...

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Posted in Jake Mutant - Chapter Three

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honesty helps with understand

Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2015

honesty helps with understand and with understanding we learn that we are all human, all falliable and all unique in our wrongness which makes it alright. Peace be with you. 

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Posted in Byrd Jones, Teacher and Grandfather

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words can be wonderous

Posted on Sat, 20 Jun 2015

words can be wonderous visions, but peel back house and home and there is there was and ever shall be that moment when beauty arises. 

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Posted in Lace Wings

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I'm sure there's a metaphor

Posted on Wed, 27 Aug 2014

I'm sure there's a metaphor here. Spit it out.

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Posted in Spit Out the Bugs in Your Mouth

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Kicked up a gear. Her turning

Posted on Mon, 16 Jun 2014

Kicked up a gear. Her turning on him is good, but maybe express some of the doubts about Ian earlier. A kind of layering effect. His violence towards her is a good way of keeping it real.

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Posted in Ch26: Stolen July 12th part 2

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silence, is often a pause

Posted on Sat, 31 May 2014

silence, is often a pause before the encore.

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Posted in War of Sounds

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stolent moments can be sweet.

Posted on Wed, 20 Sep 2017

stolent moments can be sweet. 

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Posted in The Journey

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yep, often wonder how women

Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017

yep, often wonder how women walk on those heels. heads in the clouds 

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Posted in Heels

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