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lesson 1 our neighbours are not our friends

Children don’t need to check their experience Lost - they just laugh or cry Silence is the found sound of the awful why? Every day the world ends...
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Spike

‘I’ll drive you,’ said Spike. ‘Nah,’ I said. ‘I’ll just walk. ‘But its thirty odd miles,’ he said. ‘And it’s pissing down.’ ‘Doesnae matter, I’m like...

epiphany of a wee dog

A self is not self but no one else Infinite finite then drunken shots Leaps scientific belief a lot Macguffin no longer young or old And breaches...
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The Rock

The bell rang for the end of recreation and tally count of heads throughout Barlinnie. Prisoners milked it, flinging down the last domino in disgust...
Cherry

Pretending to be me.

You worked in that video store beside the Cressie Stairs. A grey shop, a belly-flop of unordered Betamax tapes and dust that made me sneeze. Bless...

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329 of my comments have received 334 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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slides from metaphor to

Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2018

slides from metaphor to madness and evil with spring-heeled ease. 

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Posted in Big Cat

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yeh, captures that remebrance

Posted on Sat, 07 Apr 2018

yeh, captures that remebrance of things lost and people lost too in their own home and in their mind. 

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Posted in Visiting Mom

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