Jane Hyphen

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I have 202 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 163660 times and 206 of my stories have been cherry picked.
149 of my 1,240 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 157 votes

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Magpies

Walking in the dead grey November days, just slits Open wide enough to see Magpies gather in a tree ‘You’re alive,’ they rasp I check myself; a...
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Autopsy of a Boss

We don’t know how he died, he was slumped over the scanner, no real sign of injury but a drip, like a blood road, stark red against his pale skin had...
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Trodden Steps

How many trodden steps? Pain contained, muted In this our survival trance We were treading the abyss The sparks of our youth Extinguished in the mud...
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The Hidden Help

They’re back The hidden help I woke with them inside Something’s wrong They talk among themselves And they are right, just Like the voice I heard...
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Your Mother

She’s a stain on you your mother On us, a serpent brimming spite Casts her venom spit-hissed And there’s no hope No light relief, no antidote Each...

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149 of my comments have received 157 Great Feedback votes

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I can just imagine blurting

Posted on Fri, 25 May 2018

I can just imagine blurting those words out because of the sense of duty and expectation from the people around you and then living two lives; the flimsy fake outer one and the real one swelling inside your head constantly. What a horrible...

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Posted in In the Next Breath

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This made me laugh a lot! I

Posted on Sun, 01 Apr 2018

This made me laugh a lot! I can't decided which one applies to me, I think we're all in there somewhere. If the prayers said in church were anything like this the churches would be full again and you would have saved the church of England.

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Posted in Alternative Prayer of Remembrance, Easter 2018

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I love the way you've mashed

Posted on Fri, 09 Mar 2018

I love the way you've mashed up the man-made and mundane with nature where there's always something fresh and beautiful when you look for it. Like one of those mixed media collages with bits of plastic and leaf skeletons, feathers and bottle tops...

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Posted in Walking home from shopping 8/3/18

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You've illustrated the terror

Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2018

You've illustrated the terror of losing control of your faculties here, like files all stored neatly in your head suddenly scattered in disarray. The frustrating thing is you know it's there but you cannot access it. I've no experience of...

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Posted in Lethe

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I really like this, sums

Posted on Thu, 01 Mar 2018

I really like this, sums those road repair men up perfectly.

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Posted in Tarmac Adam

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This is such a charming

Posted on Thu, 01 Mar 2018

This is such a charming tribute to dogs and their childish, eager to please characters. Where would we be without our furry friends, they give so much without all the heavy stuff which humans emit.

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Posted in They all rolled over

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This makes me cringe, such an

Posted on Sat, 24 Feb 2018

This makes me cringe, such an accurate depiction. There was a stalwart of these types near me. I recall one woman talking about a couple with a child in the same year as ours, he worked in Tesco, she worked as a 'lunchtime controller' she...

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Posted in It's all about bread

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I like how clean this is, how

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

I like how clean this is, how precise, no messing about. Life is all it can be, you can't say that too often, that's a rare moment to be cherished.

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Posted in Now

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I've been vegetarian since I

Posted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018

I've been vegetarian since I was a young child, nobody else in my family is and I was always singled out for people awkward. It always amazes me the abuse you get for not eating meat, it must be worse if you're vegan. I've never tried to enforce...

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Posted in .14 why am I 'vegan'?

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Ah I love this, brings back

Posted on Sat, 13 Jan 2018

Ah I love this, brings back the memories of being a cat owned fool so vividly. I still miss mine too much to entertain getting another. It's a quiet, calming (mostly) and unique kind of companionship which you've summed up beautifully here.

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Posted in finding peace

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