hilary west

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I have 228 stories published in 21 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 244369 times and 15 of my stories have been cherry picked.
57 of my 1,059 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 57 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

Summer Rain

I hear the pitter-pattering of the rain, And see pellucid drops falling like pearls. And in the distance a roseate suffusion Is behind verdant, green...
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Lanterns on the Lake

It was extremely quiet in the house. Susan Deverill had always appreciated that; trying to write the final chapter of her new book had given her...
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Gold & Ivory

Robert Gold was doing well. His business had taken off, but quite where the money for investment had come from was anybody's guess. Some thought he...

Pandora's Box

The sun was intense, And in the green parkland Older children played. A frisbee whizzed through the still air, And people grouped in case of a...

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...

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57 of my comments have received 57 Great Feedback votes

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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.

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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!

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Posted in Examine the Evidence

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Hi,

Posted on Thu, 03 Jun 2021

Hi,

A lovely encomium to the hawthorn and economic too. I love the smell, it is so redolent of early summer! I remember it in hedgerows from aeons ago.

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Posted in Hawthorn

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Hi,

Posted on Tue, 01 Jun 2021

Hi,

This is a fitting tribute to the man! You have a marvellous way with words. Quite brilliant.

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Posted in Roy Batty (Tears in Rain)

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Hi Jenny,

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021

Hi Jenny,

You are very good at recalling the past and seeing all those little details. A splendid little picture of times gone by.

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Posted in When We Were Young

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Hi marandina,

Posted on Wed, 12 May 2021

Hi marandina,

Your poem is very true and very topical. It is the tragedy of our time.

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Posted in The Last Elephant

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Hi Jenny,

Posted on Thu, 13 May 2021

Hi Jenny,

This is a lovely poem of fond memories : soft as a summer shower! Nice one.

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Posted in Capturing Garden Memories

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One of your best, Jenny. You

Posted on Thu, 06 May 2021

One of your best, Jenny. You aren't thinking of giving up this mortal coil, are you? Strong presentiments of passing yet with the beauty of nature giving real hope.

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Posted in Resting Place

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Hi Rhiannon,

Posted on Mon, 03 May 2021

Hi Rhiannon,

You have encapsulated the calm of the bay and also what it can be like in stormy conditions. Lovely painting too. There are many lovely places in Pembrokeshire! Hope you feel better soon.

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Posted in Coastal Cottage (Pembrokeshire)

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Hi marandina,

Posted on Tue, 27 Apr 2021

Hi marandina,

I liked the alliteration in this at the beginning and the rest of it showed such imagination. Nice one!

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Posted in Footsteps on Mars

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