Ed Crane

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My stories have been read 217077 times and 155 of my stories have been cherry picked.
123 of my 1,551 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 128 votes

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THE TRIALS OF AN ANGEL - Part 6 Isolation

Exhausted after hours of reading acres of scientific literature we sat under the library’s skylight on gilded regency chairs staring into space...

THE TRIALS OF AN ANGEL: Part 5 The Dawning

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Unravelling Stumbling into the lounge I dumped my mass on my favourite couch. Sitting with my hands caressing my head I felt panic taking over. What...
Gold cherry


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Short lead in to upcoming problems for Sally's community (pic from Wiki Commons)


123 of my comments have received 128 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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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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Walking Willies taking over the World

Posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2022

Interesting thought, maybe it's happened already wink

this certainly is the year

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Posted in It's the year. . .

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don't have pounds will you take euros with her pic on them?

Posted on Wed, 14 Sep 2022


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Posted in Elizabeth Regina

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Wonderful poem about a wonderfully intelligent bird family

Posted on Sat, 03 Sep 2022

We have Jackdaws and Magpies in the garden. I like to watch the way the Jackdaws appear to respect the Maggies. The local cats so often the butt of the Magpies' jokes.

When I lived in East Anglia it was great to see the Rooks in packs...

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Posted in Knowing The Crows