hilary west

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I have 224 stories published in 21 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 232188 times and 15 of my stories have been cherry picked.
36 of my 1,011 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 35 votes

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hilary west

I have six novels, three books of short stories and some books for children (The Harriet series of holiday books). My latest book is'Fraudster's Folly', an ebook available from Barnes and Noble, Kobo, BookCountry.com etc. Also AmericaStarBooks has brought out 'The Secret Kingdom', a collection of four tales for children. Barnes and Noble stock all my ebook titles.

My stories

At Christmas

Long icicles drip from the window frame, It is like a Crunchie bar of packed ice, Its golden honeycomb stuffed with snowflakes. The inside window...

The Jewels of the Madonna

Donna struggled with her shopping; she was eight and a half months pregnant now, so it wouldn't be long. Snow drifted down and covered her fur fabric...

In The Winter Woods

Footprints in the snow, Crushing fallen flakes, Breaking frozen twigs, Cracking underfoot. Overhead a canopy of crystal Frosting evergreen leaves...
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The Bus

The Bus Chortling in my boyish way, I thought someone must surely pay, But there she was, Her bulky fat and scraping shoe, Quite unable, to give her...

Death

Christians say it's heaven or hell, The knelling of the funeral bell. Rational minds say it's nothing at all, The man with the scythe's terrible call...

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36 of my comments have received 35 Great Feedback votes

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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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Loved your musicality in this

Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020

Loved your musicality in this, Jenny. I felt I was in a symphony of dreams !

Happy New Year

Hilary   ...

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Posted in Symphony Of Emotions

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Hi,

Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2021

Hi,

What good advice this is, Rhiannon. Let's hope many will take it on board!

Happy New Year,

Hilary...

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Posted in Packing

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A very nice portrait of

Posted on Sun, 20 Dec 2020

A very nice portrait of Christmas. It was an enjoyable read.

Hilary       ...

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Posted in Christmas Time

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Hi onemorething,

Posted on Sun, 20 Dec 2020

Hi onemorething,

I liked this idea of writing about a paintng and making an accompanying poem. I once did this with a story I wrote. You did it terribly well and it had an arcane ring about it !

Hilary   ...

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Posted in Morning

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Hi Rhiannon,

Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2020

Hi Rhiannon,

This is a little delight, one can feel the sun !

Hilary  ...

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Posted in Near Mortimer’s Cross, Herefordshire 12/12/20

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This poem is very good,

Posted on Sat, 05 Dec 2020

This poem is very good, Rhiannon, it somehow captures the movement of the train passing by and reminds me of that poem by W.H. Auden, The Mail Train sending letters all over the country. You put your special stamp on this one, Rhiannon, and it...

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Posted in Observing

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Hi Rhiannon,

Posted on Thu, 03 Dec 2020

Hi Rhiannon,

Wild roses are beautiful, aren't they. There are some near me climbing over an old garage and the smell is wonderful in the summer, a special thing! Your poem was a little gem.

Hilary    ...

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Posted in Wild Rose …

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Hi Jenny,

Posted on Thu, 03 Dec 2020

Hi Jenny,

I guess winter has always been a kind of death and provides a good metaphor for sleeping creativity only to be wakened by the new warmth of spring.

Hilary   ...

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Posted in Waiting For The Thaw

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The enchantment goes on,

Posted on Sun, 25 Oct 2020

The enchantment goes on, lovely fay atmosphere, Jenny. Wonderful transmogrification of the ordinary world. Great names too - Ogrok, Bleel and Sprig.

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Posted in Behold The Faerie Realm Part Two

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