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I have 924 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1035219 times and 883 of my stories have been cherry picked.
634 of my 12,363 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 651 votes

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You and Me--forever--Donnie

Donnie stretched himself out on the marital bed he’d once shared with Ann and stared at the ceiling. Waited for the pills to kick in. Smirnoff choked...
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You and Me—forever—Anne.

You and Me—forever—Anne. Anne kept her eyes shut and waited for her number to be called. A whiff of cigarettes made her grimace, even though it was a...
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Penthouse

‘Awright lads,’ Cooper’s da was bald with a booming voice. He shouted a derisory greeting as we dodged furniture in the living room. He’d the comfy...
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JOHN MCLACHLAN (Kojak) 1962-2011

Tony Quinn opened the living-room window and shouted me into Kojak’s house on Lilac Avenue. It had one of those boxy silver wheelchair ramps taking...
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The Reckoning

Their turf roof sunk into the sides and the hut staggered like a drunken soldier. It stood out from the others because it lay on the knob of earth...

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634 of my comments have received 651 Great Feedback votes

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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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it's the almost that gets you

Posted on Fri, 15 Oct 2021

it's the almost that gets you. the unexplained. 

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Posted in Esther Cox

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I'm not far off, I watch

Posted on Tue, 12 Oct 2021

I'm not far off, I watch Dementia & Us and I'm not sure what side of the & I'm on. Great poem, you know you dendrtes and your shorter axonal length, and from that I take strength. 

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Posted in The Senile Neurologist

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great photo. great poem,

Posted on Mon, 11 Oct 2021

great photo. great poem, jenny. 

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Posted in Secrets Of Wistman Woods

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It's got a noirish feel,

Posted on Tue, 05 Oct 2021

It's got a noirish feel, whatever that means. 

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Posted in Strangers on a Street

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no journey too long or short,

Posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2021

no journey too long or short, Jenny, like your poem. 

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Posted in Stone Loach

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I read a book about a talking

Posted on Wed, 29 Sep 2021

I read a book about a talking mongoose (The Hauting of Alma Feilding) talking cats are so cliched. But it's the way you tell 'em. 

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Posted in Pad Life: The Rock of Reality

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never heard of caddis, but

Posted on Wed, 29 Sep 2021

never heard of caddis, but the invisible threads ties us all together. gritty. 

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Posted in I, Caddis

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