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I have 71 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 96595 times and 53 of my stories have been cherry picked.
117 of my 1,907 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 115 votes

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Travel - Penzance

The teller of the tale is in Exeter Bus Station, waiting for two road buddies to return. Penzance. Penance. Pen, can, pan, nape, cape, pane, cane. An...

Children's - I see you, little mighty one.

Red faced on your back Squalling your needs, Eyes shut Mouth opening and closing Like a cross little frog. Carried reposing on my friend's shoulder...

Mabinogion Typesetter

'But Mhairi, why Wales?' White shaggy hellhounds, bloodbath eyes Underworld plummet, barking, deafening. Rhiannon, Pwll, Brownwen, Bran Gavanti fever...

Talecatching - Francis Hallam, Talecatcher and Teller of Mental Health Reality.

I met Francis last July. He worked as a Peer Reporter, story collecting for Recovery Devon. His secondary job. The tales can be found on the mental...

IP Babylon was built on Grain

Baby crying in the rain Regaining boiling loneliness. Lone buildings lie in ruined grain. Speak true baby, gale blown bubbles Gray babble grazing...

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117 of my comments have received 115 Great Feedback votes

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Sweet poem. I'm a short tree,

Posted on Sun, 23 Mar 2014

Sweet poem. I'm a short tree, only 5ft3 and yes we all need hugssmiley

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Posted in Tall Tree Tanka

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'I blame the Tories' yeh and

Posted on Fri, 14 Feb 2014

'I blame the Tories' yeh and the snake has a lot to answer for too!smiley  The more...

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Posted in scream

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Lena knock back that G & T

Posted on Fri, 28 Feb 2014

Lena knock back that G & T fast you may need to have a few, or to 'keep it in the day' and keep your head straight! Looking forward to more         Elsie

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Posted in WHITHER THOU GOEST 11 - LENA'S STORY

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Good poem. it is one thing

Posted on Thu, 27 Feb 2014

Good poem. it is one thing watching the news and another reading your truth        Elsie

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Posted in Flood

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This is non-stop good CM.

Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2014

This is non-stop good CM. Crowded memories of a many-peopled life.

To me your writings often feel like the Scottish weather, dark overcast clouds with  light-streaked layers and jagged shards of warmth, brightness and wit shining through...

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Posted in notes for tomorrow.

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'finals are never final' - I

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2014

'finals are never final' - I like that. The education system wastes so much time on Sats to test the children and Ofsteds to test the teachers. In the words of an hippie from Glasgow

'When will they ever learn'  -  Donovan 'where have all...

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Posted in Why I love school but hate education.

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On re-reading the poem, I

Posted on Sun, 09 Feb 2014

On re-reading the poem, I feel that where it bites hardest is in the closing lines.

where I come from

nice girls don't.

 

The young wife and mother is maybe part of a family and a neighbourhood where if she...

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Posted in For Better for Worse...

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CM I get the impression you

Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2014

CM I get the impression you went to a typical Scottish school for your era! In England it was less harsh although the standards were obviously set by the school head . Ours once took me into her office and showed me her 3 books.

1) The...

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Posted in Second Grade Scandal

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A lively and endearing poetic

Posted on Sun, 16 Feb 2014

A lively and endearing poetic tale with unobtrusive depth. I like it. Who was Samuel Laycock?      Elsie

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Posted in The Football

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Cor! This is some trip!

Posted on Tue, 14 Jan 2014

Cor! This is some trip! Interesting and lively writing    Elsie

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Posted in In The Time of Job When Mischa Was A Zippie January 20th 1973 Part 1

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