Ed Crane

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My stories have been read 204345 times and 143 of my stories have been cherry picked.
116 of my 1,514 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 121 votes

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Macrobiotic Mayhem

She’s only been here for three weeks. I regret every minute. Doing someone a favour. “Somewhere to stay while things are sorted out.” My kitchen is...
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Being Careful What You Wish For

I stare at the blank on-line Euro Millions card presented with the choice of five numbers between one to fifty and don’t forget the stars. I must...


I so much want to know how soft your skin. Run fingers over sparce hairs wondering how you perceive my presence. If I am friend or I am foe. You will...


Wiki commons image of The Brodgar Ring by Stevekeiretsu . Thank you
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Box Room

A North Kent box-room bedroom beneath the roof of a 30’s semi anchored in a sea of thousands. A secure place for toddlers with a paraffin night-light...


116 of my comments have received 121 Great Feedback votes

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This subject deserves 330,000,000 rants!

Posted on Sat, 30 May 2020

But that's not going to happen 

I could read the works of dozens of philosophers, sociologists and activists and still I would never understand this brutal barbaric behavior.

All the while a country has a flawed constitution that...

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Posted in #BLM

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When I read this I thought I was becoming paranoid.

Posted on Mon, 25 May 2020

I saw a description of power and corruption and I began to think I see this in nearly everything I read nowadays. I dismissed my thought telling myself this is about something less political, more personal maybe. However, I am sure my first ...

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Posted in Olympian Dreams

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Ah, there's a lot historical fiction about

Posted on Sun, 24 May 2020

unfortunately :)

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Posted in Crumbs

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Always tricky to know your poems :)

Posted on Fri, 15 May 2020

This one seems very straightforward about a local character, but I suspect a deeper meaning here.

Also I wonder if this is an exercise in a poetic form, something of which I am no expert.

(Form just pisses me off to be honest.)...

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Posted in Gavin of Ropes

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A perfect interpretation of this weeks IP

Posted on Sun, 10 May 2020

Definely worth those cherries

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Posted in Stone

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I thought the analogy of flint to Swiss knife encompassed

Posted on Tue, 05 May 2020

 the meaning of evolution very completely. Kind of like 'nuff said,' which is rather in the way you referred to your relationship. Happy or sad we are left wondering, but we know enough.

Very nice.

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Posted in Starfish to Flint

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I liked this

Posted on Mon, 04 May 2020

Smart thinking, clever stuff, and true too. :)

The image remined me of the Statue of Liberty, Was that deliberate? (clever if it was!)

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Posted in Crooked Timber

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Worth reading just for this line. . . .

Posted on Mon, 27 Apr 2020

She thinks she can’t be heard, like a driver picking his nose in open view.

Top stuff, reminded me of summer evenings mooching around in my parents suburban back garden while they were all watching something...

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Posted in La belleza

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You found my weak spot Kev!

Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2020

As a child growing up in London's suburbia I became a "bus spotter" at about the age of eleven. It was all the rage at shcool swapping Ian Allen books on buses and trains. I found buses more interesting mostly because nearly all the ones that...

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Posted in Buses

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I'll buy that, Ewan

Posted on Fri, 31 Jan 2020


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Posted in A Hymn for Silent Bells