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I have 924 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1035217 times and 883 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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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Damian, Damien and demons.

Mum was aged thirty when she had me. She’d already lost her first-born son, which sounds like a form of carelessness, as if she’d put him in a reed...
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Ernie Platt 1940—2015

Ernie Platt 1940—2015 Ernie was born in 1940. No football, no rugby, no golf, and the Scottish Grand National won by ‘no race run’, but at least...
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SEV 4

I was still at school and watching Space 1999 on the telly, when SEV wafted into the living room stinking of booze and fag smoke. He slapped the back...
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John Ferguson 1/12/1929—11/1/2020

John Ferguson slipped me twenty-quid and I went to the Oasis, loosely termed a nightclub, with the cash. He was about five-foot-five tall, and he...

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634 of my comments have received 651 Great Feedback votes

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geez don't spoit it, bring on

Posted on Sun, 01 Aug 2021

geez don't spoit it, bring on the sunshine. 

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Posted in Dreams of Rain

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Father Ambrose sounds like a

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Father Ambrose sounds like a businessman, putting his mark down and sacking employees. Sad about the women who had to give their children away. I was shocked it was still happening in Ireland in the 1930s, with children dying of hunger. We always...

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Posted in Maria's Diary 37

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beautiful. 

Posted on Sat, 24 Jul 2021

beautiful. 

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Posted in In IKEA, he dreams about the woman he loves

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I guess war is always

Posted on Fri, 23 Jul 2021

I guess war is always described as inevitable. That way it's like a kid's told-you-so. 

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Posted in Family Meetings

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some cowards and heroes,

Posted on Fri, 23 Jul 2021

some cowards and heroes, typically, Englsimen desribed in glowing terms, lasars and coloured men in the former category. I guess it wasn't quite like that. 

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Posted in Maria's Diary 35 The Shipwreck

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poor sap. wonder what mother

Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021

poor sap. wonder what mother will say. 

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Posted in When Robert Left Helen

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who is Mendes? congratualtion

Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021

who is Mendes? congratualtion on poem of he week. well deserved. 

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Posted in Another Night On a Bare Mountain

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He was right about the East

Posted on Fri, 16 Jul 2021

He was right about the East Indian Company and the British. Ironically, it's now China that is the most powerful nation on earth. Britain a spent power dwelling on its past. 

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Posted in Maria's Diary 33

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we're all dreamers jenny, but

Posted on Wed, 07 Jul 2021

we're all dreamers jenny, but not all poets. 

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Posted in Daydreamer

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I'd say in Google's defence

Posted on Sat, 03 Jul 2021

I'd say in Google's defence it doesn't know me either. And I'm not sure if witers' retreat should have a possessive (Champions League doesn't.) I'd be suprised that even in such a fictional place any reader didn't recognise the uniqueness and...

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Posted in You

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