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I have 1038 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1351043 times and 1019 of my stories have been cherry picked.
1012 of my 13,494 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 1036 votes

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Ugly Puggly 70

When I drew up in the van outside Molly’s house, we rushed the close door, which was jammed open, and galloped upstairs using our elbows to gain...
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Ugly Puggly 69

I drove home. Molly, in the passenger seat beside me, rocked backwards and forwards clutching her stomach and urging me to hurry. But the traffic...
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Ugly Puggly 68

We drove back along the way we came. The nearest petrol station was just off Crow Road. The engine chugged and wheezed before it cut out. I flicked...
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Ugly Puggly 67

Molly had a hand draped over my shoulder as we sat in the back of the Bongo. Her musty perfume stirred me up. She dressed like we were going for a...
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Ugly Puggly 66

I stumbled past ranks of wilting bracken and tepid water turning green with algae. Tenement buildings in straight lines and a clutter of housing...
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1012 of my comments have received 1036 Great Feedback votes

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I wish it was that simple. 

Posted on Sun, 23 Oct 2022

I wish it was that simple. 

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Posted in The Cost of Living

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words are a camera. 

Posted on Sun, 23 Oct 2022

words are a camera. 

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Posted in When You Wish You’d Brought Your Camera

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a ghost, a spirti, a

Posted on Sun, 23 Oct 2022

a ghost, a spirti, a doppleganger? I think I see a pattern. 

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Posted in The Spirit of Jenny Jones (Part Two of Two)

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me too. a long and happy life

Posted on Sat, 22 Oct 2022

me too. a long and happy life. The man sounds in pain too. He doesn't want to be a father. And certainly not father to a Down's syndrome child. sadness squared. 

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Posted in He Caught My Eye.

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sounds true. Many of us have

Posted on Sat, 22 Oct 2022

sounds true. Many of us have much the same problem. But why is it all about the sisters? Brothers can care too? I'm replyng as if it was a real problem. That means the writring is great. 

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Posted in Dr Agnes

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we suffer,but rarely in

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2022

we suffer,but rarely in silence. I liked this lots. The surreal elements blend in wonderfully, but when the narrator had no money for food, she bought beer and other items, including singlng squid. That threw me. Not the singing squid. But having...

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Posted in THE SQUID SISTERS - Part 2

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Peace and best wishes too.

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2022

Peace and best wishes too. Who am I? What am I? it come up a lot in my wrting. It is in fact my writing. To be old is to be invsible. I passed an old woman in the old folk's home sitting in a chiar looking at nothing much. That's me. That's you....

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Posted in Joining up my rainbow memory dots - 1978 I help the homeless in Belfast

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let's hope you don't need

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2022

let's hope you don't need them. I'm old enough to remember The Winter of Discontent and electricity rationing. 

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Posted in Prepare. Prepared. Preparing. .

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we bin stuff and we bin the

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2022

we bin stuff and we bin the people that bin stuff. tough, but true. 

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Posted in Railway - a true memory poem

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beautiful scarecrows. we live

Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2022

beautiful scarecrows. we live in interesting times was meant to be a veiled insult. Not here. 

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Posted in Interesting Times

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