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I have 686 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 441239 times and 611 of my stories have been cherry picked.
324 of my 10,799 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 329 votes

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tilly ho

Your private joy Is not a sweet boy A little girl To spill and entertain To show the world again What it is to be alive Lungs a hive of choices Tilly...
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anniversary of my death

I was away to nothing But not quite Not what you see The silent conspiracy Don’t poke your neb out Until his neb was in It was the toilets The silent...
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Black babies.

‘You’re a fibber, Alice O’Connor,’ Clarence said, holding her skipping ropes tightly. We stood facing each other in the backcourt, tenement windows...
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the weather forecast

I read The Herald ’s weather forecast as others would scry a chicken’s entrails after eating barbecue wings. Tomorrow will be dry, but your life will...
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grief

Grief is a sort of guilt This should be quick Just a click of fingers And away any day Callous and dumb –business To fall apart Right at the start A...
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324 of my comments have received 329 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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bambi, but how much more

Posted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018

bambi, but how much more harrowing is the hundreds of millions of chickens and cattle that never experience daylight, in which a pen is their sun. A story well done. 

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Posted in To Dance in the Shadows

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memory is a lullaby. 

Posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2018

memory is a lullaby. 

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Posted in Stars Still Shine Brightly

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