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I have 856 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 771950 times and 803 of my stories have been cherry picked.
480 of my 11,637 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 493 votes

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Angel 79 (hard decision)

Angel opened her mouth and closed it again, her tongue stuck to the palate like a spoon. Tears, hard gems, too painful to cry in a lifeless body. If...
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Angel 78 (old friends and new)

Pizza Face made tea, toast and cheese for her and Adam picked at it as they made small talk. He wasn’t a religious man, but he kept touching her,...
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Angel 77 (Partick home)

Bandit flung Angel’s bag in the boot of his gleaming white BMW and slammed down the boot. Parked on the pavement in at the hedge, Pizza Face had to...
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Angel 76 (waiting for the Bandit)

‘This is nice,’ the old man flicked the switch and two bars of the electric fire glowed. He sat squinty on the chair an old army coat as a pillow at...
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Angel 75 (waiting for Pizza Face)

The old man lifted the bottle and held it up. ‘You want a wee snifter? A wee Whyte and Mackay to set the world to rights?’ ‘No,’ she shook her head...

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480 of my comments have received 493 Great Feedback votes

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I guess we all worry that way

Posted on Sun, 09 Feb 2020

I guess we all worry that way and wolves come in many forms. 

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Posted in The Last Footprint

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a different generation, a

Posted on Fri, 07 Feb 2020

a different generation, a different life. In some ways a harder life. 

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Posted in Burkette Greene

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lost some narrative structure

Posted on Fri, 07 Feb 2020

lost some narrative structure here. Compelling as it is, turned into a rant. You can't hate your reader for not knowing. Not experiencing. Teach us in truth by telling a story that resonates in our hearts. The simple truth I understand is most-...

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Posted in Recognizing a Hero In Addict (7 cont&8)

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That he didn’t know where he

Posted on Fri, 24 Jan 2020

That he didn’t know where he fit in in the world although he also knew that it was easier to go through life just pretending that he did.[too many ins and not eough fitted]

backsided and back rent, what more could a story need? I'm sorry...

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Posted in A Piece of Ass. Part 4. Mermaid.

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Then on the morning before he

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020

Then on the morning before he was due to leave, at breakfast, half a sardine, his mother pushed a woollen thing towards him. 

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Somehow I though he was going to France. I no longer am able to spot a refugee as I'm too busy...

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Posted in A Piece of Ass. Part 2. All the French Singers have bum post cards.

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this is great. I enjoyed

Posted on Tue, 14 Jan 2020

this is great. I enjoyed reading it. I can see how so much training would make you incredibly fit, but, ironically, have such adverse affect on your bones. The killer line is it became drudgery. Just another way of making a buck. Amen to that. I...

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Posted in An Unexpected Change

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yes, nothing to do with

Posted on Fri, 03 Jan 2020

yes, nothing to do with global warming - apparently!

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Posted in You can’t cling to something once it has gone.

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wow, that's an ending.

Posted on Sat, 04 Jan 2020

wow, that's an ending. Cherynobyl. That's a begining. And the middle ain't bad either. 

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Posted in Meltdown part 1. In which Saltburn-by-the-Sea is not mentioned.

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happy sad. sad happy,

Posted on Mon, 23 Dec 2019

happy sad. sad happy, sometimes we settle for the crappy. 

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Posted in The Day Before Christmas

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good story, but the changing

Posted on Tue, 17 Dec 2019

good story, but the changing point of view weakens it. I'd suggest make it his story or her story. 

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Posted in Strings of Desire (A working title)

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