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I have 204 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 80416 times and 10 of my stories have been cherry picked.
21 of my 208 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 20 votes

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Someone Died Today

I have a dark side and this is a part of my coping with the selfish thoughts that surrounded me that day.

Road Rage

I saw two cars up ahead of me the other day and it was a terrifying example of road rage as each fought to be first.

All Rise

I had the sad misfortune to accompany a friend to a disciplinary hearing. I could tell their minds were already made up. I saw no compassion, no forgiveness, only the preordained judgement. It made me angry, but I was powerless to stop the circus.

Not In Service

I often pass buses travelling to or from a depot and imagined them as a modern day Charon who crossed the Styx...
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Calling Lydia

Lydia was taken from us but 3 days old. Her twin live on...rest Lydia, rest

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21 of my comments have received 20 Great Feedback votes

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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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Errand Ahead

Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2015

I agree with the others, it's beautiful.  Yet the best for me is 'errand ahead'.  How many of us stop and thing about the Christ Child's ultimate destination? I like to think of the nativity scene and the magnificence in it's humility, but also...

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Posted in Lost in the Star (Poetry Monthly)

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I don't know why, but I was

Posted on Sat, 26 Dec 2015

I don't know why, but I was taken back to images of the moonlight dancing on a lake at midnight.  I love poems that take me to a personal, private memory and you beautiful poem did that.  Loved it.

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Posted in You Send Me

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'floating in that autistic

Posted on Mon, 09 Mar 2015

'floating in that autistic manner...' I would never have thought of describing them thus, but it really works.  I loved this poem.  You can not only write, but write REALLY well.  loved it.

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Posted in "As the morning dawned"

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I was moved by this work.  I

Posted on Sat, 28 Feb 2015

I was moved by this work.  I realised as I read it, it could have been me that the voice was speaking to.  I wasn't always a great partner and caused hurt in the past. Now, work like this reminds me I should have always been more sensitive,...

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Posted in I couldn't ask, you wouldn't say.

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