Jane Hyphen

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I have 181 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 106013 times and 181 of my stories have been cherry picked.
118 of my 1,117 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 125 votes

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Bedtime Rituals

The bedtime ritual, that’s what she called it, just a bit of organisation, a bit of tidying up before bed. In truth it was a monster, silent,...
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Brooksy

I wouldn’t go out of my way to listen to Dire Straits but when one of those songs unexpectedly enters my consciousness it’s rather like a punctuation...
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Somebody Sang and I saw the Colour Blue

Somebody sang and I saw the colour blue a long song about distance, how far.. How far are the things which are just out of reach? In searching we...
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The Dirty Christmas Kiss

Life is twisted, things don’t always go in straight lines but as long as you can get back on the path, you might be okay; that was the conclusion I...
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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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118 of my comments have received 125 Great Feedback votes

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Thanks Di_Hard I have removed

Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Thanks Di_Hard I have removed a repeated word. That's interesting about the rain, I hadn't realised it was such a factor. As for not letting your son have a bike, I'm not sure how you stop them if they are hell bent on it but the statistics are...

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Posted in Brooksy

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For a short story this has

Posted on Sun, 13 Jan 2019

For a short story this has got it all; charm and chargrin, adversity and perversity. I think it's just perfect and like all your pieces it played out in glorious tecnicolour in my mind's eye.

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Posted in grab a granny

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I think this is pure quality.

Posted on Fri, 07 Dec 2018

I think this is pure quality. It sounds so good in my head, I want to hear it read aloud by a man with a nice voice. Those solid consonants hold each other up without rubbing together, just like the branches of a tree Rhiannon.

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Posted in Bare beauty

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I'm really enjoying these,

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018

I'm really enjoying these, well-written and engaging. I too liked the description of the high heels stabbing the carpet, honestly why would you wear high heels in a care home, even if you were a rabied manager on a power trip. Your brother's...

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Posted in Gift: A Son's Story (Push)

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Hi Di_Hard, I know, I can't

Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018

Hi Di_Hard, I know, I can't even imagine the itchy wool uniform in the cold wet weather, it's difficult to even scratch the surface of what those soldiers suffered. I agree about society being eroded, we are slowly losing the building blocks of a...

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Posted in Trodden Steps

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I like this. The pattern,

Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018

I like this. The pattern, people re-enforcing that familiar message, you don't quite fit, you're going against the flow, stroking our fur the wrong way. Then ending where he does his own thing, that's the only way to go.

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Posted in Band of One

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So sad and so clever, we don

Posted on Sat, 03 Nov 2018

So sad and so clever, we don't really need to know about the bit in between. 

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Posted in Struggling

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Thanks Hilary. The psyche can

Posted on Sat, 27 Oct 2018

Thanks Hilary. The psyche can be troubling indeed and go wrong at any point, no-one is mental illness proof but you're right about rest. I suppose in times of stress people cannot get adequate rest and then the mind can unravel.

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Posted in The Hidden Help

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This has such a stillness to

Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018

This has such a stillness to it, your storytelling enables the reader to access these remote spiritual realms with a quiet ease.  

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Posted in Promises Beyond The Veil Of Life ( PT 42 )

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I can almost taste that salty

Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018

I can almost taste that salty fresh air, so much imagery, as has been said, from just a handful of choice words. It's like one of those tiny seascape paintings so skilfully crafted.

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Posted in storm cooking

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