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I have 1116 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1655420 times and 1117 of my stories have been cherry picked.
1336 of my 14,546 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 1364 votes

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Tilly cut loose from the day

Tilly cut loose from the day Brightness like a red balloon Utterances dumbstruck with gravity Details don’t matter Holding onto her giggling A...
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Uncle John's Popemobile.

Black specks were moving on the stacked plates of uneaten leftovers and the casual smears of a man that had tried to tidy up. Casualties lay on the...
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Sweaty

Sweaty was jumpy. He reached for a wrench. Rubbed grit from the window and squinted his one good eye to look through plastic into the yard. Neither...
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EAT YEH

Chained outside McGinlay’s coal yard—a dog called EAT YEH, the size of a small bison. Howling, choking and mad eyed to get at you. EAT YEH had a...
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Hellish Heaven 2

The examination couch had greenish paper towels covering it. I was scared more than humiliated. Cool and sticky. My presence on the couch soon to be...
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1336 of my comments have received 1364 Great Feedback votes

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tragic, like you I don't have

Posted on Sat, 01 Dec 2018

tragic, like you I don't have an answer. Poverty, not morals is the key. We use the latter as a scapegoat, a standared practice by, for example, Jenhovah Witnesses to get a foot in the door, is to say how much worse the world is getting. They've...

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Posted in When Death Comes Too Soon

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an epidemic of homelessness.

Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2023

an epidemic of homelessness. normalised. 

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Posted in 6:26am Train

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The next BBC Open Call

Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2023

The next BBC Open Call submission window will be open between 12 noon on Tuesday 7th November 2023 and 12 noon on Tuesday 5th December 2023.

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Posted in Parcel for you....Part 6

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ah words sometimes fall short

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2023

ah words sometimes fall short, but you have risen to the challenge of raising the dead to something like remembrance. 

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Posted in Mother-tongue

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I hope we're swinging  back

Posted on Sat, 29 Jul 2023

I hope we're swinging  back into the light. Maybe not yet, Maybe not ever. But the hope sings in your poem. 

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Posted in "Murky Waters"

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I guess we all see worthless

Posted on Mon, 01 May 2023

I guess we all see worthless coins sometimes. but to trade them for words and poetry is to create a new currency. 

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Posted in The thought of it

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death has a way or reminding

Posted on Fri, 27 Jan 2023

death has a way or reminding us not to eat sweaty cheese. 

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Posted in end of the pier

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it's a dog's life, but

Posted on Fri, 09 Dec 2022

it's a dog's life, but sometimes it isn't. The transmigration of the soul takes many forms (so we're told). Why not a dog? Or a cat? Or a Tory? Too far, sorry. 

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Posted in The Last Wish of Christmas

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War and Peace, you'll need to

Posted on Fri, 02 Dec 2022

War and Peace, you'll need to saw my arm off. I hitchhiked through France, well, the Frrench bits, with a guy that had his arm in a sling. It was dead, but he couldn't bear to lose it. I understood that. I'd have been the same, Hoping for an arm(...

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Posted in Troy and Me (A Christmas Tale) Part 2

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you never do know what

Posted on Sun, 15 May 2022

you never do know what enlightenment will be. Settle for the fish tea. 

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Posted in "Willow's Tail" 28

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