elsie katz

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I have 71 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 94191 times and 53 of my stories have been cherry picked.
116 of my 1,906 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 114 votes

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Cherry

A Tour of My Neighbourhood

Written some years ago when I lived in inner-city Edinburgh.
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Cherry

Visit to A la Ronde

‘Bet the servants weren’t too pleased, sweeping up all the feathers,’ says Friend, looking at Jane and Mary Parminters’ spiral frieze in the drawing...

Before I Post Them

You left behind your knickers and your vest Returning from the station, here I see Two memories of a loved one who has left. In pink lace florals was...
Cherry

The Screen Within - A Tale of the Unexpected

Woke up this morning, usual moves. Cleaning the cinema before the doors open, my one surprise is what I find. That pair of black ladies knickers on...
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116 of my comments have received 114 Great Feedback votes

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I often start sentences with

Posted on Wed, 28 Jan 2015

I often start sentences with 'and' for emphasis build-up. It can feel more effective than simply using it as a conjunction and is in keeping with the modern notion of giving your sentences varying lengths as it can introduce a short and sparky...

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Posted in Language Always Changing

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You weave the reality of

Posted on Thu, 22 Jan 2015

You weave the reality of Sellafield and its impact on your stretch of the Irish coast very neatly into your story. I like your description of the river becoming old and frail too; a real sense of place here.

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Posted in Rivers Twinned in Tragedy

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I am much the same age as you

Posted on Sun, 07 Dec 2014

I am much the same age as you Forest and I too feel Christmas can have its limitations. I feel it is there for a reason, many of the main religions have a festival at this time which is about light and people coming together at the darkest time...

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Posted in The Big Day

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Real bitterness and anger,

Posted on Thu, 27 Nov 2014

Real bitterness and anger, well expressed. I can relate to your poem.

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Posted in The quarrel

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The way the experience is

Posted on Thu, 23 Oct 2014

The way the experience is presented; the factual build-up to the running away, the sensations, the images,then the woozy distorted unreality of the  horror; the mind of the storyteller again attempting to run away and escape...One of the best...

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Posted in Blue with Raspberry Paisley

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Rich, we have done it

Posted on Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Rich, we have done it together! I am delighted that this is pick of the day, cheers scratch.

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Posted in Video: A Re-working of Woody Guthrie's Hobo's Lullaby written by Elsie Katz

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Very well timed Tina, there

Posted on Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Very well timed Tina, there was a care home inspector on the news the other day saying she saw a lot of''awful care'. Yes more staff and better pay would help. What is wrong with the world of work? So many people are under pressure to do the work...

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Posted in Room Nine's the One in Three of Us

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I like how your poem shows

Posted on Thu, 25 Sep 2014

I like how your poem shows that maths is magic for some but not for all and weighs that against the 'gravitational pull' of the everyday. Not indicating the location of the classroom works; the crocodile hints at Africa.

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Posted in C = F/D

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Real-seeming and I like your

Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Real-seeming and I like your use of layout, Josh. It makes me feel that both characters are young and yet the woman could be well into her forties and the man could be even older. Uses the right number of words too.

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Posted in are you ready yet?

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Good opening line and stays

Posted on Sun, 03 Aug 2014

Good opening line and stays good, Lenchenelf. Sharp, rhythmic, gives us a biting taste of emotional starvation and does the rare thing that only poetry is open to of showing an expansive canvas and a vivid atmosphere with very sparse words.   ...

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Posted in Every Drop

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