elsie katz

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I have 56 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 34347 times and 27 of my stories have been cherry picked.
86 of my 1,487 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 86 votes

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elsie

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.

My stories

Gold cherry

There are a Lot of Large Slow People - Rant about Mental Health Meds and The System

It's sink or swim today and some of the swimmers are ducking and diving, getting the bends going round the bend.The starter's orders that never cease...
Cherry

Tom and Old Willie

Elsie meets her daughter for Bath-time fun. Who are the guys?

Dave Swakeley is Dying

Dave Swakeley Of the London Hillingdon Estate Drank lager Grew Bitter. Bright lad Full of light and life Light feet on the field of football Dave...
Cherry

Fable

Sometimes the slow road is the best way to travel

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86 of my comments have received 86 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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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...

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Posted in A familiar through-line

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Salvation sounds good,

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017

Salvation sounds good, Rhiannon.

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Posted in ‘Every eye shall see him’*

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Admit it, readers, the

Posted on Fri, 06 Jan 2017

Admit it, readers, the suspense has had you shaking on the edge of your seats. Yes, I won! On Monday 6 February, a little over 3 months since I started my application, my disabled bus pass,issued by Devon Council and valid for 2 years plopped...

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Posted in Rant - My Bus Pass - it's not funny anymore

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Good advice.

Posted on Sun, 12 Feb 2017

Good advice.

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Posted in You want to leave a legacy?

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Yes, it can happen, malice

Posted on Sat, 11 Feb 2017

Yes, it can happen, malice can meltsmiley

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Posted in Heat or Warm

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Good topical poem, Rhiannon.

Posted on Thu, 02 Feb 2017

Good topical poem, Rhiannon. The last stanza is a wake-up call to all of us.

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Posted in Terminological Inexactitudes

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Educational, lively fun.

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017

Educational, lively fun. smiley

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Posted in Bugs, bugs, and more bugs

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I can picture you out there

Posted on Mon, 16 Jan 2017

I can picture you out there Rhiannon, driving through light dusty snow and splashy slush.

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Posted in Up Mortimer’s Forest 12/2/17

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