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I have 763 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 569293 times and 700 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Angel 3 (disco)

Kimmie hooked up with the ginger-haired boy. The blast of Temptation - Higher and Higher- Temptation blasted from the speakers. On the dance floor...
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Skull

John was glad he hadn’t stopped drinking, because otherwise it would have been a shame to waste the half-can of Pale Ale he poured on his Cornflakes...
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Angel 2 (home)

Angela crouched and pulled her chair closer to the electric fire. It had four bars, twin sets in curved reflectors, but only the top bar worked. The...
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Angel

‘I’ll get us some coke,’ shouted Kimmie above the disco beat. ‘Nah, I’m alright, I’ve got a can there.’ Angel dinked the red tin on the table with...
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miracle waters

Mrs Wylde sipped at her lukewarm tea, half smiling, as she listened to her friend on the phone. The china cup rattled on the gold-rimmed and...

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387 of my comments have received 394 Great Feedback votes

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we do need external bodies to

Posted on Sun, 12 Aug 2018

we do need external bodies to help us evaluate our public services. Many in the private sector (banks and meat processing, for example) claim to do the work themselves. Ahem. But as you show so clearly, like any organisation, put shite in and you...

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Posted in I'm Not Disappointed, I'm Just Angry Chapter 9

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each life always contains

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018

each life always contains mythology. The true and untrue sleep side by side, as you show here. 

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Posted in The Unlikely Armenian - Part 1 (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

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life is thinking out loud.

Posted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018

life is thinking out loud. and laughing (sometimes). 

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Posted in HERE I SIT

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Luckily for your mum, I am

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018

Luckily for your mum, I am incompetent. 

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Posted in I'm Not Disappointed, I'm Just Angry Chapter 1

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I'm glad to see all dates are

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018

I'm glad to see all dates are appropriately made up. Potatoes loss are our gain. A well crafted piece. B1+. 

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Posted in I'm Not Disappointed, I'm Just Angry Chapter 1

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you were the lucky ones. you

Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018

you were the lucky ones. you had an education. you had choices. the poor schmucks without either, now those boys have my sympathy. But, unfunnily, enough, somebody recently died at 67 and I was thinking that ain't that old. Back in the day that...

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Posted in Class of 1917 Reunion

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yes, hopefully it will always

Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018

yes, hopefully it will always be like this, or at least for a while.

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Posted in a break from hoovering

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a song of longing sweet but

Posted on Sat, 09 Jun 2018

a song of longing sweet but sad

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Posted in All of the ways

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special access to the Devine.

Posted on Sat, 09 Jun 2018

special access to the Devine.{divine} or is that local argot? I'm not sure you need the lead in paragraph you have italcised. It's commentary on the story. Just tell the story?

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Posted in The Devils Surgeon Part 3

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splashed and muddied at the

Posted on Thu, 07 Jun 2018

splashed and muddied at the hem and fastened with brass buttons,.  [comma ands full stop] pitch-black streets is a bit cliched. 

the soldier and apothecary is a great addition to the story. He piques interest and furthers the narrative. ...

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Posted in The Devil's Surgeon Part 2

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