elsie katz

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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

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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

Cherry

Anne and Martin

'Anne, where are you off to tonight?' 'I'll not be long, Marie.' ' She's out a lot these days.' She's always busy, always happy.' ​ ​Marie returned...
Cherry

Spring

Spring marches in Daffodils shine, rising like saints To the strong slow pulse Of the pale foggy sun. Sap rises, Life surprises Our budding, opening...

A Cancelled Passport

'You're wearing a suit and tie!' Mr Peter Francis Lockyer. Place of birth Exeter. Occupation student - scored out - new occupation travel broker. 'I...
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?

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93 of my comments have received 93 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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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.

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Posted in Society

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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...

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Posted in Is this what our politics have become?

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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...

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Posted in 1500 Paces

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Lovely real-seeming

Posted on Sat, 18 Mar 2017

Lovely real-seeming storytelling

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Posted in The border of earth

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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...

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Posted in CC 115: Schubert

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This feels 'right there',

Posted on Tue, 07 Mar 2017

This feels 'right there', both parts of your poem, Rhiannon. I hope you are making a booklet of your children's poems they often remind me of A.A. Milne in a good way.

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Posted in School Absence, Home Presence

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Short and good, as always

Posted on Thu, 02 Mar 2017

Short and good, as always with your best Nature writing you make me want to be there, Rhiannon.

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Posted in Wild Daffodil Wood

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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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