David Kirtley

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I have 145 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 48548 times and 8 of my stories have been cherry picked.
17 of my 259 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 18 votes

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David Kirtley

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The Decline of Civilisation (Ch.16b) : Management Science

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Management Science became an art, prized by all who entered the business race. Students were taught about it in colleges, universities and all places of higher and further education, even though many of them would not later enter positions which would ever give them much management control or influence. More of the Decline of Civilisation in the Martan Empire and Gallanol in the the Modern Age.

The Decline of Civilisation (Ch.16a)

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Quotations from the book 'The Decline of Civilisation' by Janus Apinus. He writes of the development and then the decline of the consumer market economy in the Martan Empire and Gallanol, of the competition and efficiency which grew, stifling consumption and making the actual lives of the people miserable in the process. He mentions the development of new technologies, including Vidnet and the foodshute delivery systems to the blocks of apartments. A warning for our own world perhaps as our own economies 'develop'?

Pontius (Ch.15) : Part 4 Jocarna

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Pontius, the Supreme Director of MIOST has some time to relax. He decides not to fly home in his flycar, but to call upon one of his mistresses in the suburbs of Marta City. His power and fortune has brought him certain benefits to make up for his nagging and less than warm wife. Set in the alternative futuristic world of Marta and Gallanol in the Modern Age.

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17 of my comments have received 18 Great Feedback votes

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These are good pieces, well

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018

These are good pieces, well written and intelligent visions of the future!

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Posted in UV (Part 3) - Dillon

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I enjoyed this! Very readable

Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019

I enjoyed this! Very readable, and I can empathise with its humility and sense of not making too much of a difference. I like the way you create the sense of decline in the disappearing city.

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Posted in When I was a poet (After David Meltzer)

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Well really if the land is

Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

Well really if the land is holy ground, or church land, the police should have the power to move the travellers off. If the law is not able to be enforced then it will be made a mockery of. Hopefully there are places the travellers are allowed to...

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Posted in Two Gods.

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I doubt there are anything

Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

I doubt there are anything like enough policemen and women to police a firework ban. It would be quite ineffective, unless they stop the sale of them?

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Posted in Pets And Fireworks.

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Great piece! The slightly

Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019

Great piece! The slightly rambling way you describe events with the unexpected final sign of the cross is very effective!

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Posted in The Tent Of Meeting.

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I enjoyed this and the style

Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019

I enjoyed this and the style in which you write it. The natural debate which goes on in the hearts of modern christians when something like this happens! But maybe the congregation is just too easily pushed over?

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Posted in Two Gods.

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Very funny! You seem to know

Posted on Sat, 20 Apr 2019

Very funny! You seem to know exactly what the characters might have said if they were in a comedy slapstick instead of Game of Thrones!

 

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Posted in Game of Moans 6: ‘Hand’

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An amusing way of

Posted on Fri, 19 Apr 2019

An amusing way of interpreting the characters in Game of Thrones! I enjoyed that.

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Posted in A Game of Scones

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The human body, and mind, is

Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019

The human body, and mind, is a miracle of nature. You have expressed it well here.

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Posted in Speedy Connections

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I did enjoy this piece. The

Posted on Tue, 01 Jan 2019

I did enjoy this piece. The difficulties of modern life and the worries of unforeseen health issues were well explained.

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Posted in Help For Hero's.

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