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I have 914 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 977577 times and 871 of my stories have been cherry picked.
596 of my 12,273 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 611 votes

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Cherry

Sooz2

Eddie sat on the top bunk with Fatty Patty spread out like an incontinence blanket with bumps. He’d a fag in his mouth and he scowled at the doll. ‘...
Cherry

Sooz

It all started as a bit of a joke. Eddie was toying with his cheesecake and having a smoke. His ginger hair had begun to retreat from his forehead...
Cherry

g81

I lived in the armpits of the world, but it wasn’t like me to leave work early. I’d a good job at Boots the Chemist, with prospects, but my skin...
Cherry

Uncle John and Jimmy.

Da didn’t believe in noise. He’d be sitting at the grill with the wireless on the window making toast and listening to Radio Athlone. Even from the...
Cherry

The Omen

Mum and Da weren’t to know that Damien would become synonymous with the devil. David Seltzer the screenwriter for supernatural horror The Omen ,...

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596 of my comments have received 611 Great Feedback votes

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I'd cut the last paragraph.

Posted on Thu, 24 Jun 2021

I'd cut the last paragraph. Forewarning of what is coming should be in subtext. Too much of a large gulp here. 

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Posted in Disenchantment 26

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alter's head. is that a play

Posted on Fri, 18 Jun 2021

alter's head. is that a play on words or do you mean altar? Both works, but in different ways. Enjoyed. 

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Posted in A Feast of Bells

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Yes, we are all in flux. 

Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2021

Yes, we are all in flux. 

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Posted in Cherry Tree

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 super-intendent [no hyphen,

Posted on Sat, 12 Jun 2021

 super-intendent [no hyphen, superintendent. And it would be better if you told the reader what he was superintending in your first twenty years. I know you were a teacher. But most readers don't. 

I had to look up Kalliope, music box with...

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Posted in Fire in the Lighthouse

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Blade Runner was certainly

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021

Blade Runner was certainly better than the book. They tended to be prescient, but shit. Brought up o a diet of Star Trek, this is one of the great monolgues (not in the book). I'm rambling. Great poem. 

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Posted in Roy Batty (Tears in Rain)

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a happily unhappy story with

Posted on Sat, 29 May 2021

a happily unhappy story with an unhappy ending. Here's were we say, older and wiser, but life as you've shown is rarely that simple. 

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Posted in The one that got away

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bowl of fruit analogy works

Posted on Fri, 28 May 2021

bowl of fruit analogy works well.

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Posted in Alternatives

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if we get the truth, then

Posted on Thu, 27 May 2021

if we get the truth, then that's win-win. Certainly doesn't happen in politics, but maybe in cat patrol. 

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Posted in "Willow's Tail" 10

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you gave me the jitters. I

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021

you gave me the jitters. I thought Trump was back, no longer barred from Facebook and Twitter and returning to the land of his mom's birth. Thank god it's fiction. 

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Posted in The Sure Yank Redemption

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I'm never sure when a poem's

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021

I'm never sure when a poem's a poem, but as an elegy to the past- yeh, love it. 

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Posted in When We Were Young

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