Ed Crane

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I have 136 stories published in 0 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 118947 times and 112 of my stories have been cherry picked.
86 of my 1,387 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 89 votes

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My stories


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...
Gold cherry

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...

Killing Time (and Other Animals)

Of masks and fishing licences . . . .

Better Luck Next Time

Lay aside the yellow t-shirt (with a smiley face), Bermuda shorts and Ray-Bans. Pack away the open toe sandals (without socks). Put the sunscreen...


86 of my comments have received 89 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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Don't tell me they are asking questions about thermodynamics

Posted on Thu, 11 Jun 2020

(Lays down in a darkened room)

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Posted in Petra Ichor's oil slick

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I can't tolerate intolerance!

Posted on Sun, 14 Jun 2020

When a group of perfectly normal people are sytematically treated as different outsiders you have to expect a reaction because perfectly normal people will always feel the need to protect themselves and each other.Those reactions -- even extreme...

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Posted in Outsiders, and the clubhouse door

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Morning Nicky

Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2020

I always have to smile when I see our resident magpies belittling the neighbour's mog.

She doesn't stand a chance, those yobbish birds are too clever for her. 

Glad you liked my strepped dolphin. Thanks for reading about my mobsters...

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Posted in The Pied Sniper

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I like the sound of cicadas as long as I'm not too near one.

Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2020

Clever the way you have paralled our lives with that of cicadas, luckily we don't have to spend 17 years underground like some of them do, but as you say, in a way we do bury ourselves in our lives and work for years and sometimes things happen...

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Posted in The Loneliness of a Cicada

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Very clever poem Ewan

Posted on Mon, 08 Jun 2020

It is surprising and comforting in the way nature so quickly re-takes it's space. Reading this reminded me of the time not so long ago when Eyjafjallajökull erupted and we had aircraft free skies for a few days. I recall sitting in the garden and...

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Posted in Now the Cars Are Moving.