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I have 932 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1067643 times and 897 of my stories have been cherry picked.
687 of my 12,521 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 705 votes

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Twosies or Threesies

I said to Archie, ‘But you could get put up against a wall and shot’. My wee brother was standing huddled beside us in the close, out of the wind and...
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Wednesday Club

We yakked on about God and laughed at the devil. Really, it should be the other way about. I met the devil when I was nine or ten, but I blanked most...
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Tuesday Club

The Tuesday Club wasn’t what it looked like, older men in short and sannies panting and out of breath after playing three-a-side fitba on the wooden...
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You are not your illness.

The girls left a heady brew of perfume behind. I poured Etian some water and he was well enough to sit up in bed and sip it. He began coughing and...
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Cancer ward

‘I’ll be back for lunch,’ I sat on the side of his bed and squeezed his hand—‘someone’s got to make sure you eat something.’ The two policemen...
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687 of my comments have received 705 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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anger and  impotence. We

Posted on Tue, 16 Nov 2021

anger and  impotence. We nullify outself as we look on at the slow-moving end ot it all. This is great. It captures how we feel. 

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Posted in Drilling Out Blame

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yes, our noisy ghosts are

Posted on Fri, 15 Oct 2021

yes, our noisy ghosts are often within, and found in the sin of dissociation. 

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Posted in Esther Cox

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watch, learn, pay attention.

Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021

watch, learn, pay attention. A mantra I wish, I wish, I could. 

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Posted in Naples: balcony overlooking Via Firenza

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group hug and the longest wee

Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021

group hug and the longest wee in history. Go girl. Great story. 

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Posted in Pride

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It is a heavy burden your

Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2021

It is a heavy burden your words carry with grace. 

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Posted in Setting Sons

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I didn't like my dad. You

Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021

I didn't like my dad. You always get that assertion dressed as a question, aye, but you must have loved him? No. The strange thing is every year that passes I get more like him. This too will pass is the obvious piece of advice. But there's no...

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Posted in How do you forgive a parent?

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to teach them a  lesson.. Yeh

Posted on Fri, 03 Jul 2020

to teach them a  lesson.. Yeh, that about sums up genocide. 

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Posted in Pins (6)

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lovely. words that bewitch.

Posted on Wed, 22 Apr 2020

lovely. words that bewitch. images that travel. wisdom in poetic form. 

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Posted in I Want To Tell You Things

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I did read a couple of posts

Posted on Wed, 25 Mar 2020

I did read a couple of posts about Charles and Camilla. And a story in The Guardian (so it must be true) that they didn't jump any hospital queues. They are 71 and 72. I almost feel sorry for the future king and his consort. It wasn't that long...

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Posted in Just Put Me In The Fridge

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