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My stories have been read 658803 times and 752 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Cherry

Drop Off

The phone goes and I answer it, ‘Come and get me. Come and get me, Coach,’ he says. Befuddled with sleep. Think it’s the work and I’ve slept in –...
Cherry

purification ritual

Like uncoloured ink in the Atlantic Mind-a-babble shared by all Scorn not Step back into ineffable silence Cling not to a single creed Carry back...
Cherry

sounds

Don’t run your eyes over the page Pause away your day Breathe in the essence of meaning Savour the surface And the hidden depths Let them flicker...
Cherry

Angel 66 (new pram for old)

Angel kept her head down when she came out of Naz’s shop, the girls in the unit, just called it the Paki shop on the corner. The wind blowing her...

poetry of the heart

Beauty is neither old nor new Early or late You don’t have to wait It lies within All those unlovely things That tear you apart That stand tall Have...

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418 of my comments have received 428 Great Feedback votes

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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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yes, I guess it's true we did

Posted on Sun, 13 Oct 2019

yes, I guess it's true we did test rats to death and they'd starve for their fix. I guess it's payback. 

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Posted in Swiss Delight

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I think you channeled (and I

Posted on Thu, 03 Oct 2019

I think you channeled (and I don't mean French channel) Ginsberg, well done. 

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Posted in American Diaspora

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I guess they make their home,

Posted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019

I guess they make their home, where they can, like the rest of us. 

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Posted in The Little Blighters.

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winer bites early. dark at

Posted on Tue, 10 Sep 2019

winer bites early. dark at eight. Just you wait...

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Posted in September Chills

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we're all lost and found

Posted on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

we're all lost and found

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Posted in Salvage

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nothing like a bit of

Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019

nothing like a bit of existential angst. This world is meant to be a shadow of the next. Nostalgia is a bit like that. When we were young the world didn't glitter, but it seemed realer. Perhaps as we get older we live more inside our expectations...

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Posted in Of myths and monsters

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