Jane Hyphen

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I have 177 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 99023 times and 175 of my stories have been cherry picked.
111 of my 1,083 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 117 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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111 of my comments have received 117 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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The dismal nature of human

Posted on Sat, 08 Sep 2018

The dismal nature of human frailty captured artfully as ever. I always have strong imagery when I read your writing, it's always grey and full of sickly souls. 

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Posted in two-faced

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This is so peaceful, sweet

Posted on Sat, 08 Sep 2018

This is so peaceful, sweet and neat, a beloved cat, a stone and a tree, all beautiful things cast by nature.

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Posted in A STONE

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Thanks elsie, she's actually

Posted on Sat, 21 Jul 2018

Thanks elsie, she's actually a relative who was adopted, a sleeping beauty yes for some of us, we live in hope of a reunion one day.

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Posted in The Girl in the Photo

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It's amazing how our brains

Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2018

It's amazing how our brains fill in the gaps left by losses and might have beens. I cannot imagine having one chance like that and having it snatched away. It would leave me forever in a sort of prolonged gasp I think. The way you've described...

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Posted in Life in the shadowlands

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Interesting tale. I wonder if

Posted on Thu, 28 Jun 2018

Interesting tale. I wonder if we all know our fatal flaws but also that we are no match for ourselves in the end.

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Posted in Into the Evening

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You are a true artist. The

Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018

You are a true artist. The way you've painted roses in words is just perfect, you didn't push too hard with the brush but the colours of your thoughts are still bold. A summer's day brought to life.

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Posted in a break from hoovering

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Lovely Rhiannon, leafy

Posted on Mon, 25 Jun 2018

Lovely Rhiannon, leafy filters, what more could you wish for. There is no better place than the shade to watch nature play out on a hot day. Unfortunately I was working in the sun today and felt quite sick in Reading, it was baking!

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Posted in Brightness without burning

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