Frances Macaulay Forde

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I have 53 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 53761 times and 16 of my stories have been cherry picked.
5 of my 231 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 5 votes

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Frances Macaulay Forde

lives on the Sunset Coast of Australia and writes for page, stage and screen.

My stories


ARTWORK: 2 of 4 from the ‘Play’ series, sketch in progress for ‘All The Pretty Ones Are’ Exhibition at State Theatre Centre, Perth, 2011. #...

Freo Doctor

Freo Doctor Fluffy birds paused full-fronting the sea breeze. Two wanderers grip fine wire, then gone. Frances Macaulay Forde © 2014


Sixty Just like the car rusted up half-way down a hill in the middle of a pasture, I turn. Frances Macaulay Forde © 2010
Gold cherry


Recycled Sociable weaver birds gather Kalahari sticks, grass, cotton, to construct home trees for hundreds. Out-dated rest points built to carry...

Mwambeshi Memories

Days gone by when safety wasn’t an issue, I remember a little stream that beckoned a group of friends in Garneton. How many times did we saunter -...


5 of my comments have received 5 Great Feedback votes

1 Vote

Very amusing - excellent

Posted on Mon, 16 Mar 2020

Very amusing - excellent characters too.  Is this a book or the concept of a TV Series script?  Made me think of the Irish Series, Father Ted, so I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. 

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Posted in An Ill Wind

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Circle of story...

Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2020

Your handling of moments in time; past, present and future, is admirable.  It's lovely to read your writing again PT. 

I particularly enjoyed your completion of the circles - your storytelling is masterful.  You have complete control of...

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Posted in Buses

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Loved it!

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2015

Such an achingly heart-full poem, full of warmth and memory utilising all the senses at once.  Love the journey, the lyrical approach and the final lines closing the circle of storytelling with a truth.  Love, love, loved it, Tina!   Thank you...

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Posted in 'The Borrowers' (Poetry Monthly)

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Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2014

Wow!  Such a beautifully wrought poem - the best I've read today and I have read quite a few in the last couple of hours... This is such a wonderful fascility to showcase talented but hitherto unknown (to me) writers.

Telling the story of...

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Posted in As Autumn Leaves