Jane Hyphen

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I have 177 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
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I Didn't Kill the Scarlet Beetles

I didn’t kill the scarlet beetles Who fed and fornicated upon The pregnant buds of beauty My martagon lilies, frilly nods Which shalt not come if I...
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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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111 of my comments have received 117 Great Feedback votes

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Wow, this is really

Posted on Tue, 04 Jun 2019

Wow, this is really terrifying like a nightmare. It reminds me of The Pied Piper of Hamlyn but perhaps much worse because of the reality of our environment and the possibility of irreversible change. Trains and stations with young children are...

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Posted in the train leaving now

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It seems like such an

Posted on Mon, 03 Jun 2019

It seems like such an injustice that she died alone but maybe she chose to let go when everyone had gone away or maybe her head was so full of good memories that it didn't even matter. 

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Posted in The Night My Mother Didn't Die

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Lovely piece Rhiannon. I

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019

Lovely piece Rhiannon. I enjoyed the way you describe their beauty in yellow shades and also how you point out that they serve as a warning to the water's edge often hidden, I'd never thought of them like that. They are a very classy plant.

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Posted in Bog Brilliance

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I enjoyed the intertwining of

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019

I enjoyed the intertwining of the natural and the supernatural here Jenny and you've included so many elements from stars in the sky to the underwater plant life. The result is dreamy and full of magic. 

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Posted in Somewhere Lake

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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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It's incredible what these

Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2019

It's incredible what these men and boys did each day, the risks and conditions, it must have been the comradarie that gone them through it and faith and trust as you say. The elderly man as an engineer had a huge responsibility but saw himself as...

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Posted in Going Down Below

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