Ed Crane

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My stories have been read 232334 times and 170 of my stories have been cherry picked.
137 of my 1,619 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 144 votes

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Spook Dog (next bit)

The htis hits the proverbial

The Spook Dog (first bit)

I've been working on a crime piece for a while, but since I know very little about police procedures this is more of a crime writing exercise. A second bit will follow in a day or so.
Gold cherry

The Magic of Dust

Beautiful image from, W.Carter who dedicated it to Wiki commons


137 of my comments have received 144 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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Very carefully worded piece. At last we can see the days growing

Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2023

Taking the dog early this morning I heard bird song. The first time I noticed the embryonic dawn chorus of these little hearts staking their claims for the breeding season.

So nice of you to remind us Spring is stirring from her sleep....

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Posted in She said her name was Winter

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There are plenty of leaves here this year

Posted on Tue, 29 Nov 2022

in Belgium many council authorities have decided not to clear the leaves from green spaces like before. They say it's better for the environment to let the leaves rot down over winter to provide food for the spring growth. 

Not often...

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Posted in Autumn carpets

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Well done Ewan (and Rachel for the pick)

Posted on Wed, 24 Nov 2021

Regardless of one's political colour, this guy is in the wrong place and should recognise his ineptitude urgently before he does something really dangerous.


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Posted in It Seems Our Leader Is Unwell

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Congrats on pick of the week

Posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2021

A very informative poem about a mostly overlooked fish described in a very delicate way. Good to see these important small small creatures brought into the limelight. Nicely done.


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Posted in Stone Loach

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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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Tony or Lionel?

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2023

That is the question. (both were not what they seemed) wink

Thanks for the giggle...

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Posted in Bring back Blair