Ed Crane

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I have 122 stories published in 0 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 101214 times and 100 of my stories have been cherry picked.
65 of my 1,249 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 67 votes

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Tacha's Granddad


My stories


A Morning Call

I'm not condoning this kind of scam, but . . . . .
Gold cherry
Poem of the week

This October Brings Endings

Never liked October. Now I know why. (Image from Wiki commons.)

Fifty Shades of Shade

Hardly a colour at all and it's everywhere! (Image from Wiki commons)

An Autumn Ramble

Autumn? I think I'll take a rain Check (Image courtesy of my iPhone)

Back to Earth

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65 of my comments have received 67 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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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

1 Vote

You make a very good point about shallowness

Posted on Thu, 06 Jun 2019

So twisted the world. States in the US offer no leeway when it comes to choosing not to give an unwanted embryo life and yet in the same country people want perfect designer babies and reject the rest while there are desparate parents who cherish...

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Posted in Return To Sender

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Sorry to butt in Jack (I have been trying to keep up)

Posted on Sat, 23 Feb 2019

My Daughter was born in 1980 in the 'soft south' (Camberley Surrey) and I don't recall my wife having an ultrasound. When she went in labour all they had was sort of microphone thing they put on her tummy which amplified the baby's heart beat,...

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Posted in Angel 35 (scan)

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cañas work for me.

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019

Pity that the ghost of Franco still hovers over the peninsular. Bit of a worry really,

I hope the Spanish have more sense than the Hungarians and Poles though.

On re-reading what I wrote I realised that the Belgian fall int three...

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Posted in Among friends

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Wow, Thanks very much Luigi

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019

That is such anice thing to say. I really appreciated that. Especially coming from someone who loves writing poetry as much as you do.

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Posted in Blowing Up the Street (IP)

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Very true Luigi, here's some more ...

Posted on Fri, 08 Feb 2019

wash a root well and grind into slithers

add them to water and boil it up

then filter the liquid into a cup

drink it down, its good for your liver!


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Posted in Dandelions

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Probably chose suicide to avoid being eaten alive

Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019


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Posted in Automat