Jane Hyphen

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I have 334 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 477018 times and 409 of my stories have been cherry picked.
423 of my 2,326 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 449 votes

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Story of the week

Cleanser of Demons

Edward remembered his induction clearly. Together with Judy, his colleague, they had spent three days at a conference centre watching Brian, their...
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Jam

I couldn’t understand why I’d never discovered it before. Perhaps I had, once, years ago during my childhood but it had frightened me and I’d locked...
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Poem of the week

There's Still Enough Time

He looks so nice; an unfolded smile, harmless eyes. No thoughts at the front, only the manners, his mother wrapped up and gave him, when, as a boy,...
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Ladies who lunch at The Entomol

The waiter served the mermaid pie with a glass of our favourite tipple As he pulled out the cork, a wasp flew out and stung me on the nipple Daphne...

Another Day

Another day, announced the birds in non negotiable verse, sharp tools to cut you from the sack of your sleep and nick you just enough to feel the...

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423 of my comments have received 449 Great Feedback votes

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Stunning. This took me to a

Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2023

Stunning. This took me to a new place. Strong and sinuous, wonderful.

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Posted in Fenrir

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Love, 'the sigh of mountains'

Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2023

Love, 'the sigh of mountains' and 'Shadows on Aspen bark so distant from steel and glass'. The approach of short, cold days captured so beautifully in your poem.

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Posted in The Changing of Seasons

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What a horrible story and

Posted on Mon, 06 Nov 2023

What a horrible story and sadly not an unusual one. The punishments don't tend to fit crimes like this but to match barbarism with barbarism seems like a step backwards. You're right, that poor little boy...

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Posted in Seriously?

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Such wise words and so neatly

Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2023

Such wise words and so neatly and artfully arranged. The age old problem of how to right wrongs without doubling up on the wrong or being trampled all over. We've still some evolving to do.

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Posted in One Good Turn

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'whose bark wrinkled with age

Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2023

'whose bark wrinkled with age' I love the idea of elements of the forest also growing old like the journey of your parents from their youthful courtship through to 'the suffocated heavy blanket of fear' in old age. The endless cycle of new...

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Posted in Remembering

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This is very powerful, Di.

Posted on Sun, 29 Oct 2023

This is very powerful, Di. The word shame is so exposing, the sound of it making you feel, at once ashamed. 

'It is revenge', an endless cycle of revenge. We learn it as children but as adults, with no greater powers to intervene, does it...

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Posted in October 2023

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It sounds like all your cats

Posted on Sat, 28 Oct 2023

It sounds like all your cats are living the good life. I love their names. I have a very fussy cat. Magnus, he has put on weight recently and I know my neighbour feeds him, what I don't know, pate maybe.

Tricky having six, especially when...

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Posted in Nanny, Shot Herself In The Foot!

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An interesting look into the

Posted on Sun, 22 Oct 2023

An interesting look into the night time world of wakefulness, Jenny, your psyche soaring beneath those closed eyelids. It does seem to provide a unique gap into more mysterious layers of consciousness, somewhere between proper dreams and lucidity...

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Posted in Transcendental Journey of Meditation

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Ha ha, you must have gone to

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2023

Ha ha, you must have gone to a mixed mega comprehensive like me then. Those poor teachers, the ones who tried that is. Thank you for reading.

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Posted in Come to the Sports Hall

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Love, 'wordlessly as a storm'

Posted on Sun, 22 Oct 2023

Love, 'wordlessly as a storm'. The magic of the lake, communicated softly in your poem. I googled it and now I want to visit.

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Posted in Blagdon Lake in Winter

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