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I have 217 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 85027 times and 13 of my stories have been cherry picked.
25 of my 236 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 25 votes

My stories

Peterloo Remembered

I was shocked to learn of how Mary Hayes had become a forgotten victim of the social struggle that led to Peterloo. This is my tribute to those who suffered at St Peters Field

Ask Not Why The Wind Blows

Ask Not Why The Wind Blows Speak not of the wind Or where it blows. It roars when it chooses, Rattling rooftops, Shaking the trees. Speak not of the...

Empty Page

Empty Page Empty, expectant, quivering With blank expression The page lay shivering. Harbinger, messenger. Lover’s cooing call, Or summons to battle...

Darkness Canyon

I was recently reminded of World Mental Heath Awareness Day and it linked in my mind with a yound girl who took her own life...I cannot know that place, but in respect of her memory I wrote this piece.

God Rest A Child Expired

I have been rocked by the untimely death of a young person. I just had to write on her passing. The picture is a place in my mind where her soul can rest

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25 of my comments have received 25 Great Feedback votes

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Cat Therapy

Posted on Sat, 06 Oct 2018

I so adored this story.  Partly because it is true and beautiful, partly because I adore cats and one saved my wife's sanity.  Tali came to us in April 2014.  She jumped on my son's shoulders at the cat rescue centre....'she never does that!'...

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Posted in How writing (and a cat called Daisy) may have saved my life...

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That made me smile..

Posted on Thu, 13 Sep 2018

Sadly no. It was good old Google images,  but as a child I would walk the lonely beaches and wonder at what the tide had brought in...where it came from, what stories it had to tell...I think you get my drift ...

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Posted in Drifting

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...to here and nowhere now

Posted on Fri, 24 Aug 2018

I love poems that evoke imanges and this one (for me) is full of them.  I was also taken to 'Nowhere Man' by the Beatles and 'Crossroads' by Don McLean. I guess its the roads connection, but for me poems that take my mind on a journey are worth...

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Posted in The Dirt Road

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Rhythm

Posted on Tue, 14 Aug 2018

Your work never dissapoints and I simply adored the rhythm of this poem.  For some reason I was transported back to a famous piece of work 'the night mail' and the rhythm in that. A really inspiring piece of work Rhiannon.  Well done...again!

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Posted in Storm

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Totally adorable and a

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2016

Totally adorable and a fitting acknowledgement to the original that seems to have inspired this enjoyable piece.

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Posted in Owl and the Pussycat

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I loved the line '...Ivy

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016

I loved the line '...Ivy chains'  Why did it take so long for me to discover your writing?  Keep it turning.  That wheel of talent.

Truly uplifting and the ultimate test....................rereadable again and again.

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Posted in Blue Tit

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I was truly moved.  By the

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016

I was truly moved.  By the poem, by the tribute and the sincerity of the writing.  I only wish I could write so beautifully.  Well done.

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Posted in The Grief of Gaziantep.

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So powerful and so

Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016

So powerful and so frightening.  I still have a fear of being lonely even with my family around me.  Wonderful writing.  I felt as if I was inside Tilly's head watching and sharing her observations and thoughts. 

Well deserved recognition...

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Posted in Strictly, The Last Supper

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It was the 'life goes on...'

Posted on Wed, 10 Sep 2008

It was the 'life goes on...' part that got me.  I hate it when someone comes out with that supposed well meaning phrase.  It strikes me as the kind of thing someone says when it would have been better if they had kept their own counsel.

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Posted in Black Willow

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Yup

Posted on Fri, 18 Dec 2015

I always love poems that I can relate to.  We live in a tiny village in County Durham and just behind me are three fields leading to the local parish church.  The footpath passes our cottage and this poem could have been written there.

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Posted in … The Bright Day Interlude following

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