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I have 1008 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1269472 times and 986 of my stories have been cherry picked.
901 of my 13,172 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 925 votes

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Grimms87

Rab finishes his pint and follows Jaz out of the pub. He feels woozy, as if he could lie down for a lunch-time nap. A few minutes’ walk through...
Cherry

Grimms 86

Jaz sits in a haze of cigarette smoke in his usual perch in Maggie Scott’s, back against the wall, watching the door. Rab stumbles in and weaves...
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Grimms 85

‘This big gigantic guy with an eye is trying to kill him,’ Bruno says, with exaggerated affect. ‘So he can eat them.’ His voice rises and he gets...
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Grimms 84

Five days after robbing the Securicor van Jaz pulls a mask over booze coloured ruddy red cheeks and face and, hungover, is back at work. Del and...
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Grimms83

‘I’m here to see Tony,’ says Angela. Bob stands elephantine in the doorway of the Home with his checked shirt buttoned up to his neck, glasses off-...

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901 of my comments have received 925 Great Feedback votes

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in case they hurt themselves,

Posted on Sun, 20 Dec 2015

in case they hurt themselves, you see, I see clearly, but what can you do when there's only me and you? 

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Posted in Glass is a Supercooled Liquid

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good ending in a sickish sort

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015

good ending in a sickish sort of way, sums the story up well. I can't say I've noticed anything like that in my local forays through the park, but I guess as it's always pissing down that helps dampen people's rogering forays. 

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Posted in the shared park

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I didn't think he was very

Posted on Sat, 21 Nov 2015

I didn't think he was very funny. I'll rephrase that, he wasn't funny, but I didn't think you got jailed for it. That worries me. I'm packing my cardigans into a bag now. Ready to flee to England where there's a lot of funny folk. Just another...

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Posted in Plot without a story

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the mastery of time seems to

Posted on Sat, 14 Nov 2015

the mastery of time seems to be your line. I guess Switzerland isn't much of a date, especially if you've left life too late, but what wonderful recall, it's a lesson to us all. 

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Posted in 'Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World'

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time spins and

Posted on Wed, 11 Nov 2015

time spins and circumnavigates and I guess we place our bet of whose to blame on the table, never thinking our number will come up. 

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Posted in oot ma heed.

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panic indeed. simple sentence

Posted on Tue, 10 Nov 2015

panic indeed. simple sentence are good, but look for a bit more variety. 

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Posted in Panic Room

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check on your Mum as a name

Posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2015

check on your Mum as a name and as a description (eg my mum). I'm not sure how jaggy stones catch elbows (too high up the body) in opening paragraph. That apart. The tone is just right. Possible story of the week. Gets my vote. 

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Posted in Fly like Superman

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ouch, sock on the wrong

Posted on Sun, 25 Oct 2015

ouch, sock on the wrong appendage, the wrong foot that's not a foot. As all good stories it starts as one think (alternative therapy) and melds into something deeper, lighter and heavier. 

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Posted in White Light

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art for art's sake that is

Posted on Sun, 11 Oct 2015

art for art's sake that is why we create. money counterfeits that scheme, but leaves us queasy and uneasy with what is real. 

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Posted in Barcelona

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there's no stupidity in not

Posted on Sat, 19 Sep 2015

there's no stupidity in not knowing. Stupidity is when we kid on we do Jean. 

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Posted in CAPABILITY FOR WORK

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