Jane Hyphen

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I have 153 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 71922 times and 135 of my stories have been cherry picked.
69 of my 850 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 74 votes

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The Girl in the Photo

She’s just a girl in a photo We hold the corner and her gaze And whisper, ‘Don’t look down.’ There’s frailty hidden in the frame Cracks opened in our...
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The End of the Evening

‘Can we move the table a bit Arni, I want to be in the shade.’ Arnold removed the wine glasses and placed them carefully on the ground, he held the...
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Duka's Return

‘Enver, Enver, your lunch!’ The dappled shade from the pine tree is perfect for sitting and writing but he never gets further than the first two...

Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down (part 16)

School no longer felt like a strange place. Jack had spent enough time on the Sandpools campus for the environment to feel familiar, occasionally...
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Teeth

Teeth, pale stones planted deep In pits of fleshy pink, glistening Within the black hole, the orifice Of sustenance, speech and breath Blankets of...

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69 of my comments have received 74 Great Feedback votes

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I love the little loose bit

Posted on Wed, 30 May 2018

I love the little loose bit at the end, blowing in the wind there, it's brave but it works. May is the most beautiful month. Lovely fresh words.

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Posted in renewable 2 (second go at this)

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False teeth, yes I couldn't

Posted on Sun, 27 May 2018

False teeth, yes I couldn't bring myself to include those, something creepy about them. We used to back onto a small cemetary where badgers would dig up bones, brass coffin rings and once some false teeth were in a pile of freshly dug soil!

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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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