Ed Crane

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Partly due to the situation in the real World and partly because I'm thinking about a story fast forwarding a few generations, I'm winding this up earlier than I intended. I hope these final parts will clarify things. Good luck everybody. Image: Future by ideal-ist.eu

Worse Than Death (obscurity: every megalomaniac’s nightmare)

PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE ONE DAY!!! (Originally posted April 2017 --- slightly modified)


We sat in our puffy chairs facing each other across the antique table sampling the whisky. The silence felt awkward after our intense verbal...


Jonny and Lila come to an understanding


“We are in a race for future global domination.” That was Lila-Grace Langley’s message to the World. Those words dominated my thoughts while I...


112 of my comments have received 117 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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Good morning citizens of Airstrip 1

Posted on Wed, 15 Jun 2022

It looks to me the real danger from Oceana is further East.

Eastasia and Eurasia are getting rather pally, 

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Posted in Putin Times : More Thoughts by Alfred Muggins (Part 3)

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Hi BH this is a wonderful poem full of hope.

Posted on Mon, 13 Jun 2022

It reminded me that, even with of the terrible things taking place in Ukraine when we see the latest pictures of the devastation caused by the Devil in the Kremlin, the bright green leaves of trees and shooting grass within the rubble the cycle...

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Posted in (This Life) Part 7: Resilience

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This is a big surprise, Drew. Many thanks

Posted on Mon, 07 Mar 2022

Not sure I deserve it since this is just a part of a longer piece, but I'll take it!

I hope the World situation calms down so I feel I can cerry on with this in the future


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Posted in THE FIRST ANGEL 12 &13