Jane Hyphen

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I have 319 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 433823 times and 384 of my stories have been cherry picked.
386 of my 2,195 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 411 votes

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Come to the Sports Hall

Words fired like quills and hair pulled sore at the root. Shins blackened in brute blows. Flesh hung out to dry in frigid shows of shame. Unchosen on...
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Gold cherry

'Parcel for you..' Part 3

‘Well, he’s done a good job of the lawn. I think you need to be careful not to confuse him, he's fresh out of the box, Vanessa. Play around with the...
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Cherry

'Parcel for you..' Part 2

‘No. I wish I was.’ ‘I’m a bit taken aback to be honest, Vanessa.’ There was a short period of silence. ‘I know….and I’m really sorry. I was having a...
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'Parcel for you..'

‘Parcel for you. Shall I bring it inside?’ Vanessa was puzzled by the enormous cardboard box on the doorstep.’Oh, what is it? It looks heavy.’ The...
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Cherry

I Found the Sea

On a long walk I found the sea Blinding and expansive I heard it, breaking up In the final fades Of a drawn out song The strings of the forest...
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386 of my comments have received 411 Great Feedback votes

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Lots to this story. It had

Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2023

Lots to this story. It had the feel of a nineties Christmas when the pubs were heaving and you needed a ticket to get inside, although those high street stores were still thriving back then. There's always an Elliot type character causing trouble...

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Posted in 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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This reminds me Hans

Posted on Sun, 10 Dec 2023

This reminds me Hans Christian Anderson, the morphing of dreams and reality and the falling snow. I really enjoyed it, a very professional short story with some festive magic thrown in.

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Posted in "Starlight And Miracles" (A Christmas tale)

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Convincing yet utterly freak

Posted on Fri, 08 Dec 2023

Convincing yet utterly freak-unique. Something on his mind made him behave irrationally and lose his keys, the bird got in quite accidentally but on the other hand it feels like dark energy at play and once you get that idea, you're inviting it....

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Posted in Bird Hex Accusation

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Thank you, Insert. I will be

Posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2023

Thank you, Insert. I will be doing the sage thing. I'm not used to uneven floors and doors that won't shut but I guess it's normal for an old house. Our previous house was unbearably hot in summer so I'm looking forward to being in a cool cave....

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Posted in In Your House

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I found your poem to be very

Posted on Tue, 05 Dec 2023

I found your poem to be very calming, as always Jenny. The birds offer us a higher level, removed from the seemingly unsolvable problems of our terrestrial world. 

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Posted in Hope Of The Skylark

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Perfect and beautiful.

Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2023

Perfect and beautiful. Restraint, just enough details. It's like a perfectly decorated tree, all the decorations spaced and the colours, vibrant, not too much. A mid-winter day illustrated in words.

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Posted in Colours of Christmas

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Love this, especially the

Posted on Tue, 05 Dec 2023

Love this, especially the title and the idea of those rinds hardening in your pocket over summer and autumn. The link back to last mid-winter. Beautiful.

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Posted in Satsuma Rinds

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Thank you for your comment.

Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2023

Thank you for your comment. That Japanese saying is interesting, sounds like something one of those old school bullish teachers might adopt. I'm not bashed in...

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Posted in Song of Myself

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It does translate as a very

Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2023

It does translate as a very authentic voice, a man caught up in sadness from past tragedies and gratitude, together with a sense of optimism.

I've never understood why people feel guilty about failing to put fresh flowers on graves. I'm...

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Posted in Those We Leave Behind

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I enjoyed this thoroughly

Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2023

I enjoyed this thoroughly intriguing, mysterious and well-written tale of holes, French cigarettes and pulled chains. 

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Posted in A hole in the kitchen

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