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I have 108 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 162427 times and 177 of my stories have been cherry picked.
640 of my 3,123 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 652 votes

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Cherry

pool, october

light-leap ripples make laughter lines tickle snake swooping willow bough's moss green crossing bright, gold leaf lined pool below, where rain, held...
Cherry

bird feeder

Slog uphill, from Bargain Buys trolley-tugging a big bag, heart heavy with world's worries hard to change till become aware of pigeons, jackdaws,...
Gold cherry

gather

Pooled, this mild September day from waves of work (or guilt when not) once each year picking blackberries from prickly cataracts of free sweetness...
Cherry

something in the air

Flies weave a buzzing basket of still warm light. Hairline rainbow cracks in space above paths, like mistakes leave unseen tethers of regret, sticky...
Cherry

remembering dandelions (again)

Prisoned between tarmac bars of road and footpath herbicide subdued Earth waits sure of the last laugh when only the toughest are still around to see...

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640 of my comments have received 652 Great Feedback votes

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satisfying happy ending :0)

Posted on Wed, 25 Aug 2021

satisfying happy ending :0) It would be lovely to have second chances

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Posted in Wind Chimes on the Boardwalk

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Well done tackling this

Posted on Tue, 24 Aug 2021

Well done tackling this subject. I hope people remember how they feel about Afghanistan now, when those able to escape need somewhere to live. There must be lots of asylum seekers here and in other countries, already, wishing they were accepted...

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Posted in Kabul Airport

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Gosh! They must be like

Posted on Mon, 23 Aug 2021

Gosh! They must be like treasure, being written by hand makes them much more powerful than emails, I think? That the sender's hand shaped the words, touched the paper, makes it feel like they must have some kind of link, still, to that person? As...

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Posted in Love Letters From The Past S.W.A.L.K.

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This made me think of letters

Posted on Mon, 23 Aug 2021

This made me think of letters being like petals of a flower from many Springs before, though the cherry tree keeps growing, year by year and more flowers grow, the first flower on the first branch the first year, always stays bright in the memory...

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Posted in Love Letters From The Past S.W.A.L.K.

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You have made me think of a

Posted on Wed, 18 Aug 2021

You have made me think of a sea almost, England like the smooth withdrawal and Wales rising up in waves? And how ancient this view is, all the generations who have seen what you see, and all done so swiftly, clearly, skillfully

Always...

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Posted in Separating West from East

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"an empty house filled with

Posted on Tue, 17 Aug 2021

"an empty house filled with promise awaits." I liked this very much :0)

Am dreading when my son leaves, though, "no man's land" is a brilliant phrase here, the double meaning of childhood home being no place for a man, but also the meaning...

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Posted in Leaving Home

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I love how you think about

Posted on Tue, 17 Aug 2021

I love how you think about all the creatures :

the "crow who has no place to go" (great rhyme!),

the "gullible worms secretly wriggling" is wonderful,

"sneaky beetles prowled leisurely" exactly right!

"slugs...

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Posted in It's A Wonderful Life

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brilliant, enjoyed so much

Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021

brilliant, enjoyed so much

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Posted in Naples: balcony overlooking Via Firenza

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This is great! At first, your

Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021

This is great! At first, your jackals seemed to me like the foxes we have in Britain, but foxes now live in towns. So they are not the same.

I loved reading about your childhood memories of jackals :0)

Also it is very interesting to...

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Posted in Jackal, dear

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I love reading them, too :0)

Posted on Sat, 14 Aug 2021

I love reading them, too :0) The goats are a great addition! And you are handling India's mourning for Packham really well?

I wish I had someone young enough to give your book to for Christmas, it will make a fabulous present for a child...

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Posted in Goat-Getting

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