hilary west

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I have 234 stories published in 21 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 255773 times and 16 of my stories have been cherry picked.
74 of my 1,119 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 75 votes

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hilary west

My only book for sale at the moment is House of Parrots, an ebook. It can be found at Kobo.com or Barnes&Noble.com or Smashwords. The Dome and The Secret Kingdom are now at inflated prices on Amazon. It won't be long before all the books cease to appear on publishers' lists.

My stories

The Old Woman with the Rose Tattoo

"They told me she had a rose tattoo" The men in 'The Green Dragon' were talking about an old murder case that rocked the village in 1980. Much...

The Maths Teacher

Mr. Wickes loved his maths, He set his boys on all the right paths. With logarithms and ninety degree angles, He knotted their brains in a variety of...

The Quay Staircase

I believe this poem's copyright was stolen from me. It was first published in 2003 by Poetry Now. The Quay Staircase Marked by an ancient symbol,...
Cherry

Vincent

I saw you in a flower, The brightest, sunniest one there is. I saw you in a landscape, So green, so yellow, so ever blue, With red-rooved houses and...

The White Orchid

'The White Orchid' was a popular club, a bit of a dive in truth, but here you could pick up plenty of pretty girls, all at a price. Lily-Rose, Yvette...

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74 of my comments have received 75 Great Feedback votes

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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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Lovely take on the IP,

Posted on Wed, 22 Sep 2021

Lovely take on the IP, Rhiannon. I enjoyed reading it!

hilary   smiley

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Posted in The Wind in the Willows

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Hi Jenny,

Posted on Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Hi Jenny,

This is a beautiful poem, full of delights. I loved 'cool, minted eyes'

hilary  ...

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Posted in Beneath An Autumn Moon The Poem

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Hi,

Posted on Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Hi,

A very interesting prologue, Jenny, now I shall read the poem!

hilary    ...

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Posted in Beneath An Autumn Moon - The Story

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Hi marandina,

Posted on Sun, 19 Sep 2021

Hi marandina,

You do autumn full justice. This is an excellent and vibrant poem. I don't think it can be made any more attractive than it so surely is!!!

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Posted in Autumn

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Hi,

Posted on Sun, 19 Sep 2021

Hi,

I love the magic of this. It is so vivid and colourful!

hilary      ...

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Posted in Autumn

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Hi marandina,

Posted on Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Hi marandina,

Yes, Dan had to live for the dog, if he made a promise to a loved one. Very engaging and very well-written!

hilary   ...

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Posted in With or Without You

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At least she did the washing

Posted on Mon, 13 Sep 2021

At least she did the washing-up !!! An entertaining read.

hilary     laugh

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Posted in Macrobiotic Mayhem

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