Ed Crane

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I have 139 stories published in 0 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 126531 times and 117 of my stories have been cherry picked.
96 of my 1,428 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 99 votes

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My stories



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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Cherry Dreamin'

I found this tile painting I did in 2006 while living in the Canary Islands about five years before I knew about ABC. It got me 'dreamin' again...

The Pied Sniper

You call a witches cackle, rasping laugh of the heavy smoker. A dolphin with a sore throat. Arrogant strutting showman swearing black is white. A...
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Sixty Minutes in Summer

Sitting on the bank of a somewhere river crushing dappled grass by the house boats. Eating smoked trout from plastic envelopes, salty oil coating our...


96 of my comments have received 99 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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This brought back some memories, Jenny

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2020

I lived about 15 miles from Savernake forest for ten years. We often used to go there for a wander on a weekend and especially in autumn looking for mushrooms. Blewits were abundant as I recall. Lovely flavour, but also popular with the wildlife...

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Posted in Peace In The Forest

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Thanks Drew

Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020

Glad you liked this. 

I do have a background to this story in mind, We'll see if I can make it into something, Prequels and sequels need careful planning if they are going to work it seems to me.



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Posted in Jenny

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Thank you for enlightening me

Posted on Fri, 14 Aug 2020

Your wonderful super-soft poem made me want to know more about these mysterious birds, so I did a little research. I had it in my head they were endangered, but thankfully it seems they are quite populous in the north. I'm much relieved about...

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Posted in The Departure of Nightjars

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Cows in the mist, thankfully not as endangered as gorillas.....

Posted on Tue, 11 Aug 2020

... but just as beautiful. I love cows, I remember walking in the fields with them when I was a kid. I never felt afraid, they are so gentle. (as long as they don't have a calf to watch over of course)

Such a lovely description of things...

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Posted in Cows

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Hi Ewan

Posted on Tue, 04 Aug 2020

I'm glad you like this and thank you very much appreciate the golden cherries, which I never expected.

Regarding night-lite, I got to thinking nite-lite was under copyright, but it seems many companies use this term, so I will change the...

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Posted in Box Room