Jane Hyphen

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I have 171 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 89070 times and 165 of my stories have been cherry picked.
100 of my 1,040 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 106 votes

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I Woke Up (in inverted commas)

I woke up in inverted commas. That is I woke but didn’t feel fully awake, it happens to all of us doesn’t it but this time it was different. There...
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I won't leave my Walled Garden

I won’t leave my walled garden Through scores of season cycles I’ve nursed and nourished soil And plucked the lump stone To form freethinking loam...
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Throwing Stones

‘You horrible lot will be working at Royal Ascot this summer.’ He looked at us as if we should feel honoured. A horrible lot, teenagers from...
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The Unsent Letter

I've been going through old untitled documents on my cloud and found this unsent letter to my next door neighbour whose noisy handy man (her little pet) polluted the air space with a very loud radio each weekend, drowning out the birds and other soothing sounds.
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Orange

Orange just doesn’t sit right with me Claiming to be both colour and fruit It can’t just choose one and it’s loud Too shouty, too few this colour...

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100 of my comments have received 106 Great Feedback votes

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I really enjoyed reading this

Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018

I really enjoyed reading this, it brought to life a typical suprmarket shift complete with misery and the type of characters which seem to crop up in most workplaces. It recall my own stint in 'provisions', I got a verbal warning for failing to...

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Posted in Rolling in the Aisles

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What a descriptive snap shot

Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019

What a descriptive snap shot of the sea and its natural surroundings. I love the way you've included sound in this, the gentle booming, also the scent - of seaweed and of course the coastal flowers so beautiful at this time of year. 

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Posted in Arrival – Evening Wander

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I have teens and you've

Posted on Sat, 01 Dec 2018

I have teens and you've articulated the current situation so well. There's a huge problem with drugs too, they're dirt cheap and used in the same way we used alcohol. The pressures, choices, the constant scrutiny, exposure to everything too...

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Posted in When Death Comes Too Soon

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I really enjoy these nature

Posted on Fri, 23 Nov 2018

I really enjoy these nature poems Rhiannon, partly because they focus on our native flora and fauna. In urban areas we are often surrounded by plants from all over the world which look pretty of course but lack the subtle balance of nature which...

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Posted in Ross on Wye and Chase Wood 15/11/18

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I am 41 and I'm crying

Posted on Sun, 09 Aug 2015

I am 41 and I'm crying because I can't concentrate enough to write and this is really good and catchy and true. If only there were no more reasons to cry after seventeen!

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Posted in Problems

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Really enjoyed this stand

Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019

Really enjoyed this stand-alone quirkdom. The uses of a potato know no bounds, it's no wonder the swan wanted to pass itself off as one. 

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Posted in The Identity of the Potato and the Swan

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Syllogism, I learned

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019

Syllogism, I learned something new reading this. It's crazy and clever, anything involving ostriches is inherently funny.

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Posted in Ostrich Bantering in Cambridge

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As others have said the first

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019

As others have said the first verse is a perfect accolade to these woodland beauties and then you use them as an example of what could be lost. The rich won't share, there is evidence of that all around us and so much of our natural resources is...

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Posted in bluebells

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Thanks Insert. I'm pretty

Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019

Thanks Insert. I'm pretty horrified by the dehumanising of people in the workforce. I know it happened in the Victorian era but I believe there was a bit in the middle where things improved and now we are returning to those dark days. The sort of...

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Posted in I Woke Up (in inverted commas)

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Lots of texture and emotion

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019

Lots of texture and emotion in this, the metaphor of a large rock, imperfect but unbreakable as this person in your life, it sounds like somebody we could all use. 'Holding my child with feet deep in your sand' is wonderful and you cannot help...

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Posted in rock

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