Jane Hyphen

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I have 177 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 99020 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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Put Away Summer

Put away summer Cast a veil upon the sun Know tiredness, sleep away. Wind-withered leaves cannot Hold on as birds no longer Aim the candor of their...
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Feeling Confused about Time

Feeling confused about time Yesterday I was twenty three Running on the spot, feeling ashamed Young blood flowed out through cuts A caustic youth, I...
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Man in a Pink Shirt

Man in a pink shirt Don’t step out into the road Fat man in a pink polo shirt Ruddy cheeked, strawberry blond In Henley..Henley on Thames One tan...
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The Dirt Road

I know you took the dirt road From the dead rays of your eyes Wan pulse, jitter currents fire you You're here but barely there Where have you been...
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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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111 of my comments have received 117 Great Feedback votes

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One of those times when as

Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018

One of those times when as children we experience internal volcanos of emotion, shock at how parents treat us, the audacity of their failure to listen. It's builds indepence and resilience but it's also an awakening, as a human you're often alone...

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Posted in Choose One Cake Only

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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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Posted in Teeth

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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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