Jane Hyphen

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I have 248 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 278901 times and 272 of my stories have been cherry picked.
237 of my 1,569 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 255 votes

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Drilling Out Blame

These people, they have no beating heart, only fish-eyed stares. Cold, drilling out blame. Seeking dirt to dish, as they swallow in haste, what they...

The Easter Rat

He’s got a rat, Mango’s caught a rat! Mango can’t catch anything.. He was once hit by the Amazon van, It broke his pelvis, his back, his tail. Let it...
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Open Gardens

‘I didn’t sleep Jackie.’ ‘Maybe you should stay at home this morning. I can get everything we need from Sainsbury's and the garden is looking...
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The Cheesemaster Cometh.

The cheesemaster cometh, Sweaty, stilton thighed. He’s bitter-sweet. And as strong as Equinoctial tides. An omnipotent being. He’s fat. At almost...
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I am a Fruit Cake

I am a fruit cake. I have good ideas but I never act on them. They dry out and are preserved in a sweet syrup of optimism. There are always more,...

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237 of my comments have received 255 Great Feedback votes

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Wonderful poem. So depressing

Posted on Tue, 20 Apr 2021

Wonderful poem. So depressing  that this has happened in such a short space of time. Many companies, governments simply making noises about tackling climate change and yet the amount of plastic in the industry I work in is frankly mind boggling...

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Posted in just deserts

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Beautiful and fitting tribute

Posted on Mon, 19 Apr 2021

Beautiful and fitting tribute to three delightful flowers. I love 'fairy skirt' I have a few in a damp patch which they love, even a white one amoung the snakey purples, they really are otherwordly flowers.  And those wood anenomes matt-white...

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Posted in White stars and meadow bells

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Lovely cute poem Jenny. It's

Posted on Tue, 20 Apr 2021

Lovely cute poem Jenny. It's hard to believe we felt like that once but the stars are still there for us, bright and unchanging. I think you're right that if we think hard enough we can still feel that way.  I love 'absorbed vitality with...

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Posted in Before We Kissed Goodnight

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Interesting how people leave

Posted on Mon, 05 Apr 2021

Interesting how people leave litter just feet away from bins. It's almost as if they are trying to make a point but they don't think about what actually happens to their litter afterwards. The road I drive to work in South Oxfordshire it...

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Posted in Littering in the Time of the New National Labour Government (It's Cleanup Time!) : Part 2

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Beautiful descriptions of sea

Posted on Thu, 25 Mar 2021

Beautiful descriptions of sea and sky and the wonderful character of a dolphin and all its playful antics. It's hard to believe an animal with so much presence could ever really die. Thanks for sharing, I very much I enjoyed reading.

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Posted in The Last Time I Saw Fungie (2005)

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Stollen, ha ha. This has

Posted on Tue, 23 Mar 2021

Stollen, ha ha. This has cheered me up - thank you for cherries and pick of the day. 

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Posted in I am a Fruit Cake

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This is really striking and

Posted on Sun, 07 Mar 2021

This is really striking and quite apt for forthcoming mother's day nonsense. It's so hard for me to imagine this but it's happened to a couple of my friends and it's always with them. Your poem is an eloquent, sharp and moving. I love the last...

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Posted in My Mother’s Name

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So interesting and moving.

Posted on Mon, 01 Mar 2021

So interesting and moving. Sometimes a stranger, in a poorer circumstance than your own, can really connect with you and when than happens you don't forget them. I know that kind of dirt that isn't of the earth, it's filth. How do these souls...

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Posted in Hand Washing, Glasgow Central

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So strong all barriers must

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021

So strong all barriers must fall. Yes, so much is happening just this week, busy birds and buds colouring up, there is no stopping nature. The first verse is all winter and then you unfurl the vigor spring. Wonderful.

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Posted in Getting Ready

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Sad, quiet and beautiful. The

Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 2021

Sad, quiet and beautiful. The opposite of love. Very interesting poem. Today my daughter was walking along the street, a man carrying a large, expensive bunch of roses (for his other half presumably) ogled her and winked at her.  Love is a...

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Posted in The Opposite of Love

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