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I have 71 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 97677 times and 53 of my stories have been cherry picked.
117 of my 1,908 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 115 votes

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Lyric

An old labourer Entered by Dionysus, His sap rising, Plucked his strings And sang. His clothes were shabby and his hair unkempt His voice sometimes...
Cherry

Saffron

Furry hussy! You nudge and nuzzle my breasts. You pick and slobber bitemarks on my cheese. Get out! Scramble walls, slither roofs, pad ledges. Repel...
Cherry

Holiday letter to Jess

I bought a camera for myself after our holiday. Because it's the images that stand out. You holding Fifty Shades on the shuttle from plane to airport...
Cherry

Western -This machine kills fascists

' go to sleep you weary hobo' but the boxcar's full of folks cussing, bragging, smoking, fighting speaking memories, swapping jokes. Big white house...

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117 of my comments have received 115 Great Feedback votes

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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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I think AM would have liked

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014

I think AM would have liked your update.   What texts would I Iike you to look at? My non fiction,when you have time, some of this is in my book reviews and interviews collection. Two of my non-fiction pieces have won me complimentary copies of...

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Posted in This life is a plastic wrap

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This has got some good

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014

This has got some good qualities,Alphadog and you are right about us often stuffing our lives with mind-numbing trash. The poem reminds me of Adrian Mitchell's poem 'To whom it May Concern'. AM was the first poet I saw live and he made a strong...

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Posted in This life is a plastic wrap

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This is wild! Disaster grunge

Posted on Sat, 05 Jul 2014

This is wild! Disaster grunge comedy, family mayhem, terrific dialogue. I love 'with practised caution.'      Elsie

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Posted in ex - I'm every woman

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Your honesty is astounding,

Posted on Sun, 06 Jul 2014

Your honesty is astounding, Taris. I would love you to follow this with something where you praise yourself for the things you do right....

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Posted in I Forgive Myself

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Perfect timing, Tina for this

Posted on Fri, 04 Jul 2014

Perfect timing, Tina for this very entertaining poem, good historical detail with the Quant frock too. Murray has balls on him; now he's out I want Djkovich to win                    Elsie

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Posted in The Undergraduate

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A heartfelt, very biting poem

Posted on Tue, 01 Jul 2014

A heartfelt, very biting poem. Alphadog, do you do Open Mic? I'm having a crack at Exeter Phoenix Take the Mic Wednesday 16th. This month's fully now booked so August or September? If you wish to read for up to five minutes you use their online...

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Posted in The Gonts

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Keep going with this, Carl,it

Posted on Wed, 28 May 2014

Keep going with this, Carl,it's an individualistic tale of quest for meaning and identity. The mixed-media form mirrors the feelings, the images mix the tale of constant change.I love sequence writing. Music, how it mattered to us all, I know...

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Posted in The Boy from the Tail End of the Goldhawk Road

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Carl, I think this works very

Posted on Fri, 30 May 2014

Carl, I think this works very well as a life medley; gloamings, gleanings, reflection is exactly that        Elsie

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Posted in The Gloaming of a Golden Era and Other Literary Leftovers in the Form of a Finale

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Recklessness, i know it well!

Posted on Tue, 13 May 2014

Recklessness, i know it well! Your writing here seems almost as if it is from an earlier era; a dissolute rake making his descent down the Hogarthian Hell of Gin Lane only to find salvation whilst almost at his last gasp. You show us that there...

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Posted in The Spawn of the Swinging Sixties Chapter Thirteen Of All Sad Words of Tongue or Pen

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