elsie katz

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I have 61 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 41667 times and 33 of my stories have been cherry picked.
102 of my 1,605 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 102 votes

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Sun Song

The food, the flowers, the family, the friends Morrie and Joan's back garden, back in The suburbs of North London. Today - a sunny Devon garden. Full...
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Craigmillar

The district of Edinburgh where I lived for three months and where I conceived my elder daughter.
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Wanton Wanting

(Reposted from 3 years ago) My lotus eating fantasies that fire my body but shirk the possibilities of flesh and blood I want not. My ragged boys and...
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Shlamek

Written some years ago by my father Abraham Schaufeld

What Poetry Can Do

Am I a voice in the wilderness? Write back if you feel like me.

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102 of my comments have received 102 Great Feedback votes

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Good fun. Your poem makes a

Posted on Sat, 12 Nov 2016

Good fun. Your poem makes a humorous point about image and identity. I am not sure why you rated it age 18 ( it does not contain any truly horrible images of war or of the uglier sides of sexual relationships and more people might read it if you...

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Posted in Star Struck

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Jupitermoon this is pretty

Posted on Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Jupitermoon this is pretty real. I often tell myself that it is a waste of time where I live searching for a man my age as all the singletons are wedded to their pint of beer. You illustrate how this relationship can sometimes be unhappy....

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Posted in not quite AA, but only 12 steps to the bar

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Accents can be telling but

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015

Accents can be telling but sometimes I don't know what they tell us. I have two Scottish daughters and moved to the Westcountry while the big one was 11 and the little 'un was four. Within a few months little 'un was saying 'moy name is Jess' as ...

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Posted in Hate Thy Neighbour – Racism In The 1970s

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Oh dear I have a female

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017

Oh dear I have a female relative who fits the poor rich girl image. Too much money from her grandparents and maxing her student loans. And excessive luxury can turn to an induced sense of necessity - she has to buy all those clothes and...

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Posted in Poor Rich Man/ Poor Man, Rich

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A close friend of mine took

Posted on Fri, 02 Jun 2017

A close friend of mine took cialis prescribed by his GP.He had horrible stomach ache for a couple of hours and at one point sat on the toilet thinking he was having a cardiac arrest.

We all do what we are able to both physically and...

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Posted in Intellectual Turgidity

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'yet I did stay from place to

Posted on Tue, 30 May 2017

'How r u guyz?' great opening line, the matey colloquial textspeak masking the noncommunication.

'yet I did stay from place to place with  some carrier bags containing my clothes.'

You were homeless. I am not saying this to make you...

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Posted in My Mother and I aren't Talking and Other Tales.

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'The fourth craw he wisnae

Posted on Fri, 26 May 2017

'The fourth craw he wisnae there at 'aa' (from a Scottish children's song).I am going to come back to this piece again. I have a much too part-time job teaching creative writing to adults. Many have a struggle grasping person, point of view and...

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Posted in Taking the Fourth

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Wow! I shall e-mail Dad

Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017

Wow! I shall e-mail Dad prontosmiley

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Posted in Shlamek

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Wish I was there

Posted on Wed, 03 May 2017

Wish I was theresmiley

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Posted in on the Coast path 2/5/17

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very good but very very

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017

very good but very very puzzling. Aren't you are a modifying adjective that doesn't know it's place? Yours, 'pretty' vacant....

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Posted in Adverb Angst

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