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I have 906 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 921677 times and 861 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Phyllis McFadden 1931-1986

I was twenty-three when my Auntie Phyllis died. She was fifty-five. I’m older now than she was when she died. Back then, in 1986, I thought anyone...
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Frank Reid 1963-

Frank Reid 1963-1990 Frank Reid was away on holiday somewhere in Italy with his wife Terri (Foley) and fell into a dock between the boats. I’m not...
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Watsons and McNeil, drowning 25th August 1972.

The boys that drowned in the nolly, Dalmuir canal, on 25 th August 1972, were much the same age as me. Children of the Cuban Missle Crisis. We went...
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John Mitchell 1965—21st September 2020. RIP.

I live in Dalmuir, but my brother who lives in Falkirk phoned me to tell me that John Mitchell was dead. Then the house phone went and my partner’s...
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Stevie Mitchell 1966-2009

The talk was Stevie Mitchell found a body down the canal when he was running, underneath the Erskine Bridge. Not all jumpers make the water. I know...

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563 of my comments have received 577 Great Feedback votes

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we touched down on Mars, but

Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 2021

we touched down on Mars, but tapped into our humanity. 

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Posted in The Opposite of Love

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I was expecting him to throw

Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021

I was expecting him to throw up on Corinne's back. 

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Posted in Corinne of the School Disco

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great stuff. enjoyed reading.

Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2021

great stuff. enjoyed reading. 

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Posted in Letters in the attic

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I guess we're all chalatans

Posted on Sat, 13 Feb 2021

I guess we're all chalatans inside. 

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Posted in The Very Powerful Man

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the bones of a forgotten road

Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021

the bones of a forgotten road. Your poetry finds a way home. 

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Posted in After the Blizzard

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killing does push you out of

Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021

killing does push you out of sorts. sometimes you forget where you've dropped the body. 

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Posted in Long Gully And Steever

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I'm with farg with regard to

Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021

I'm with farg with regard to Dire Stratis. 

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Posted in Take it Back

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funnily enough was talking to

Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2021

funnily enough was talking to my mate about that today, Jenny, but it was the Erskine Bridge we were talking about. 

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Posted in Silent Lament

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hearts and souls carried like

Posted on Mon, 08 Feb 2021

hearts and souls carried like old sums into this next line- poetry. 

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Posted in Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden)

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 We’d been to my parents

Posted on Sat, 23 Jan 2021

 We’d been to my parents [parent's]

wonderful story telling, great ending and a story that sticks. 

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Posted in Snow Day

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