Cy Forrest

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I have 14 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 15826 times and 5 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Ian Duncan Smith

He doesn't know a lot about books but he knows what he likes. Cy Forrest is the pen name of Ian D Smith.

My stories

Barking (poem first published in Krax 1999)

Today I heard someone Growling in the street. It was just the sort of thing A dog does through its teeth, Not a snarl around someone’s feet, But in...

…in 25 minutes (poem first published in Iota 54, Spring 2001)

It was the 25 minute cab ride into hell. The driver started with: You won’t remember me but I remember you well . And then proceeded to describe What...

Class Based Analysis (poem first published in Iota 51, Autumn 2000)

His explanation was That when his neighbour came to the door The man attacked him with a phone. So he defended himself With a karate chop— That was...

What You Will See

is Billy breaking out of his breeze block bunker With a bust of Bloodaxe. You’ll see the concrete Of his tenement crack to reveal corroded filigree...


“Good,” said Dr Grappa. “Now, do you have a problem staggering or leaning to one side?” Geoffrey blinked, “Do I?” he replied beaming.