Ed Crane

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My stories have been read 161848 times and 120 of my stories have been cherry picked.
101 of my 1,434 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 104 votes

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Macrobiotic Mayhem

She’s only been here for three weeks. I regret every minute. Doing someone a favour. “Somewhere to stay while things are sorted out.” My kitchen is...
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Being Careful What You Wish For

I stare at the blank on-line Euro Millions card presented with the choice of five numbers between one to fifty and don’t forget the stars. I must...
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Manatee

I so much want to know how soft your skin. Run fingers over sparce hairs wondering how you perceive my presence. If I am friend or I am foe. You will...
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Jenny

Wiki commons image of The Brodgar Ring by Stevekeiretsu . Thank you
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Box Room

A North Kent box-room bedroom beneath the roof of a 30’s semi anchored in a sea of thousands. A secure place for toddlers with a paraffin night-light...
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101 of my comments have received 104 Great Feedback votes

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Good to read this train of thought,

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019

I was thinking about writing a bit of a ramble about a totally different subject, but reading this brought familiar thoughts and also some nice memories of my Las Palmas and Lanz. days. Eight years away from Spain punctuated by occasional trips...

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Posted in Among friends

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I'm back :)

Posted on Sun, 10 May 2020

There seems to be some very good poems on here recently, but I have to say this is one of the best poems I have ever read on here. If it doesn't make poem of the month there's no justice.

Anyway, that aside, what struck me is the picture...

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Posted in Cinderella river

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How did I miss this? Where was I on October 4th

Posted on Fri, 04 Oct 2019

This has to be one of your very best, and one of the best I've ever seen on ABC.

The four opening lines hit me right between the eyes. I spent half my working life on the road and your descripion of chain pubs is awesome. I've stayed in...

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Posted in Never trust a writer

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Mornin' Harry

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018

I read with great interest your story and your replies to other comments and it got me thinking about your situation and those with the similar problems.

Now, I don't want to be-little autism by any means, but it looks to me like Aspergers...

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Posted in Head-Crash

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I've been a bit rough lately and haven't followed ABC for a week

Posted on Fri, 09 Feb 2018

This morning I found this gem. This is so visual to me. I see everything in black and white, not because it's like an old movie or an early Ken Loach play of the week, but because it tells a story, or should that be the story, of mining...

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Posted in Some Seam Shared

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Thanks very much Claudine

Posted on Mon, 06 Sep 2021

I haven't really been away. I look in pretty much every day, but I admit I have not been very active. That's because I have not written very much new work this year. Mostly I've been editing or trying to improve old stuff. 

The bulk of any...

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Posted in Being Careful What You Wish For

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A remarkable stream of consciousness

Posted on Sun, 06 Jun 2021

This is a wonderful piece or poetic prose perfectly describing the magic of dawn.

This is so well crafted it gave me goosebumps as I read it.

 

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Posted in Garden at Dawn

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This caught my eye

Posted on Wed, 02 Jun 2021

I must admit I've been a bit remiss at reading your excellent poems, (and reading in general). 

I have a soft spot for Yaffles, I hear them often but rarely see their typical green streak as the fly by on the lookout for ants nests....

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Posted in Building A Boat

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how about?

Posted on Wed, 14 Oct 2020

A wall of pain

roasted hundreds

of Koalas huddled

inside their last moments.

 

(The first time I went to Australia I made the mistake if calling them bears.

'They're KOALAS, mate,' spoken in a tone that ...

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Posted in An Australian View

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I don't wish to nit-pick but I suppose I am

Posted on Wed, 14 Oct 2020

This terrible tragedy and the loss of so many of these beautiful and valuable creatures is a disaster beyond words, however if an Australian heard you call their national treasure a Bear you would probably get a good roasting yourself.

I...

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Posted in An Australian View

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