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I have 71 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 97894 times and 53 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Exeter St Thomas

A sportswear lad lounges in the white concrete shelter As I shuttle through the drowsy branchline Its entrance unmanned. Inner town generous C19...
Cherry

Nature - Summer Term

Sundrenched particoloured moggies Bask patchwork squared Back of the Uni kitchens. Dreadlocks Jo who never quite left And Biker Bill Pitch up between...

Unclassified - Bulgy Smoking Mum + Spin Cycles I - IV + endpiece

When I knew I was expecting My body told me to stop Smoking now sickened me. But we're not all made the same. She's young Fleshy tattooed arms...

'It's the World Turned Upside Down' - interview with songwriter Leon Rosselson

First on 'That was the Week that Was' in the 60s, performing satirical ditties about topical news Leon Rosselson has enjoyed a long, fruitful career as a songwriter and children's author. Billy Bragg thrashed a scorching cover of his protest ballad 'The Digger's Song'.
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Cherry

Love - Jess' bag, morning after

Half litre vodka, half drunk Clear plastic wallet, hefty shuffle of college notes Provisional license, untested Big pink purse, small change Bronze...
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117 of my comments have received 115 Great Feedback votes

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Intriguing Will, I like the

Posted on Sun, 11 May 2014

Intriguing Will, I like the way we learn that the storyteller is on a work release project from the asylum right at the end.His quiet observations contrast with the youthful babble of his colleague and the workplace is well described...

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Posted in Dog Years

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You are right about rap being

Posted on Fri, 09 May 2014

You are right about rap being a form of poetry, Taris. 

  Eminem is painful and also very angry, I like him because he helps me understand male violence. Male violence or any violence is always wrong however Eminem helps me understand how...

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Posted in Rap Is Poetry To

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Love of life, awareness of

Posted on Sat, 03 May 2014

Love of life, awareness of the love around you, Taris this is lovely, long may it last!      Elsie

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Posted in The Happiness is Arriving

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I like Rap and I like Gospel,

Posted on Wed, 30 Apr 2014

I like Rap and I like Gospel, they do different things. You are right about some rap songs objectifying women, Taris.       Elsie

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Posted in Dance For God

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Hey, 3 weeks ago I was

Posted on Mon, 28 Apr 2014

Hey, Tina, 3 weeks ago I was listening to an autobiographical piece, written by a woman in my local writing group and Muriel did everything you listed in the household repair line! Her long marriage had been happy and she pulled herself up from...

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Posted in After You'd Gone...

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This is very heartfelt and

Posted on Mon, 28 Apr 2014

This is very heartfelt and caring, you share your Christian faith in a good way, Taris. You are also right in that it can be better to speak out than to suffer in silence and that a trouble shared can sometimes be a trouble halved.      Elsie

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Posted in Helping Others

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Rambling thoughts expressed

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014

Rambling thoughts expressed in a real seeming way,fragments, objects, an older person's ideas merging with an younger ones?Insecurity, pain, loss, looking for rescue, those bits I sort of understand...    Elsie

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Posted in I remember when the pub was full of old men

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Your work deserves to be

Posted on Sun, 13 Apr 2014

Your work deserves to be widely read, Mikesize. Gripping from the first detail about the feet of the dying, right through to the finish.               Elsie

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Posted in Goodbye will be farewell

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A very good tale. Not a word

Posted on Sun, 06 Apr 2014

A very good tale. Not a word out of place. Scene setting, character and story all well described. Unpredictable in a grounded way from start to finish. You could also list it under the additional heading of philosophy.       Elsie

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Posted in rats

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Very sharply written and

Posted on Wed, 02 Apr 2014

Very sharply written and heartfelt. Modern labels, yes you are right, these can be equally toxic. Years ago I had a nice boyfriend in Edinburgh who was 'a diagnosed schizophenic.' It was not any strangeness of Gerry's behaviour which ended our...

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Posted in It was mental growing up

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