I have 59 stories published in
7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 35716 times and 29 of my stories have been cherry picked.
93 of my 1,554 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 93 votes
An old kitty. Lived in North London for 20 years, Scotland for 22, first Stirling then Edinburgh. Have lived in Exmouth in East Devon where I sometimes organise Open Mic for the past 18. I write non-fiction, poetry and short stories. More of my work can be found on the website of Recovery Devon.
93 of my comments have received 93 Great Feedback votes
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...Read full comment
Posted in Star Struck
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....Read full comment
An enigmatic mix of past and
Posted on Wed, 22 Mar 2017
An enigmatic mix of past and present, If you wrote this with a flesh and blood person in mind I hope they enjoyed it too.Or is it about the need to be alone coupled with the need to be part of society. Either way, it works.Read full comment
Posted in Society
I voted remain too. I did not
Posted on Fri, 24 Mar 2017
I voted remain too. I did not study the matter too deeply but I felt then and I still feel now that is is better for England to remain part of Europe than for us to become an isolated clapped out little country out here on our own.The first...Read full comment
Posted in Is this what our politics have become?
Warm hearted as well as
Posted on Sat, 18 Mar 2017
Warm hearted as well as handling the matter of fact have-tos. As an early morning person I liked the timing. The lady in the shop is a good cameo and may also work well as the subject for a poem or short story. Your Dad and his porridge and the...Read full comment
Posted in 1500 Paces
Excellent.There is a lot in
Posted on Thu, 09 Mar 2017
Excellent.There is a lot in this section, interweaving themes, music, locality, memory, history, relationships, ghosts that will not release you. Pascal has two marriages, to Emer and also to Dundalk. He is now renewing his vows...Read full comment
Posted in CC 115: Schubert
I found this very worthwhile
Posted on Fri, 24 Feb 2017
I found this very worthwhile reading. My home life when I was young was unhappy in different ways from yours and yet there is stuff I can relate to. I was seen as less good than my parents and my sister as they were insecure and it made them feel...Read full comment
Posted in A familiar through-line