hilary west

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I have 241 stories published in 21 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 304987 times and 17 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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hilary west

I have been writing for over 25 years and some of my work is on here. In my time I have written novels, short stories, poetry, plays and assorted ephemera. I hope you enjoy your time discovering my site.

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Elizabeth Regina

Especially now we know your worth. Little time has passed, since we last saw your smiling face, In truth the nation loved you. Zen buddhists,...
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Our Day is Over

Ring-a-ring o' roses, Pocket full of posies, A tishoo, A tishoo We all fall down. London's burning, London;s burning, We are in the charnel house,...

Blue Wisteria Conclusion

Soon, all too soon, the holiday was coming to an end, but it had been so special for both of them. That night in the hotel garden, after embracing...
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Blue Wisteria Part Two

When Dr. Woodstock rang that night he knew exactly what he was going to say. A week together in Venice would be just the ticket. It would be so...

Blue Wisteria (Part One)

Dr. Woodstock looked out of the window of his office. It was then he saw her; such a graceful flight of fancy in a light blue summer frock, moving on...

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132 of my comments have received 134 Great Feedback votes

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Beautiful poem, Rhiannon just

Posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2021

Beautiful poem, Rhiannon, just made for children, full of colour and imagination with wonderful rhymes and rhythms.

hilary   

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Posted in Big River, Big Life

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Hi Jenny,

Posted on Sun, 08 Aug 2021

Hi Jenny,

This is lovely, Jenny. You have certainly captured some of the essence of the man. Have you read 'Fern Hill', one of his poems. It's about a wonderful childhood he had in the country when he wasn't in Swansea, where of course he...

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Posted in Fleeting Observations Of A Poet

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A very good warning, Rhiannon

Posted on Sat, 13 Mar 2021

A very good warning, Rhiannon. This was a nice poem full of rhyme and reason.

Hilary  

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Posted in Burglars beware!

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Hi Rhiannon,

Posted on Sun, 27 Mar 2016

Hi Rhiannon,

Very apposite offering for Easter, Rhiannon. There may be hope for us all in Christ's resurrection!

Best Wishes, HW  

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Posted in Examine the Evidence

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Hi,   

Posted on Sun, 02 Oct 2022

Hi,   

I just loved the passage in italics; it was beautiful prose. Look forward to seeing it through !

hilary    

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Posted in In the Vale of the Shadow King (Part Four of Six)

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hi Rhiannon,

Posted on Thu, 29 Sep 2022

hi Rhiannon,

I don't think many conkers become trees. I remember hoardes of boys throwing up sticks to try and make them fall much to the consternation of neighbours. Nice poem : rich !

hilary   

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Posted in Shiny treasure

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hi.

Posted on Thu, 29 Sep 2022

hi.

I liked this poem. Some interesting use of language. It works !

hilary   

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Posted in The Cockerel Crows

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Hi Rhiannon,

Posted on Tue, 27 Sep 2022

Hi Rhiannon,

I enjoyed the fruitiness of this, some engaging rhymes too. An enjoyable read !

hilary

 

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Posted in Herefordshire Harvest

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Hi marandina.

Posted on Tue, 27 Sep 2022

Hi marandina.

I loved the description of the imps, with their red torsos, furry legs and cloven hooves. This shadow king seems sinister; I want to know how it all turns out. Fascinating !

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Posted in In the Vale of the Shadow King (Part Three of Six)

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Hi,

Posted on Fri, 23 Sep 2022

Hi,

I think there's something comforting about the sound of the rain. Your poem had that effect on me too.

hilary    

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Posted in Welcome sound

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