Jane Hyphen

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I have 209 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 231158 times and 220 of my stories have been cherry picked.
175 of my 1,320 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 185 votes

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I Woke Up (in inverted commas)

I woke up in inverted commas. That is I woke but didn’t feel fully awake, it happens to all of us doesn’t it but this time it was different. There...
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I won't leave my Walled Garden

I won’t leave my walled garden Through scores of season cycles I’ve nursed and nourished soil And plucked the lump stone To form freethinking loam...
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Throwing Stones

‘You horrible lot will be working at Royal Ascot this summer.’ He looked at us as if we should feel honoured. A horrible lot, teenagers from...
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The Unsent Letter

I've been going through old untitled documents on my cloud and found this unsent letter to my next door neighbour whose noisy handy man (her little pet) polluted the air space with a very loud radio each weekend, drowning out the birds and other soothing sounds.
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Orange

Orange just doesn’t sit right with me Claiming to be both colour and fruit It can’t just choose one and it’s loud Too shouty, too few this colour...

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175 of my comments have received 185 Great Feedback votes

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Lots of texture and emotion

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019

Lots of texture and emotion in this, the metaphor of a large rock, imperfect but unbreakable as this person in your life, it sounds like somebody we could all use. 'Holding my child with feet deep in your sand' is wonderful and you cannot help...

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It's incredible what these

Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2019

It's incredible what these men and boys did each day, the risks and conditions, it must have been the comradarie that gone them through it and faith and trust as you say. The elderly man as an engineer had a huge responsibility but saw himself as...

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Posted in Going Down Below

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Interesting piece. The tree,

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019

Interesting piece. The tree, once an ordinary sapling, with so many stories to tell and still causing intrigue inside an old church. It's hard to believe punishing nagging wives and mean merchants in this manner was considered normal...well not...

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Posted in The Ducking Stool In Leominster Church

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Excellent poem, really made

Posted on Tue, 16 Apr 2019

Excellent poem, really made me think. There is something sad about the idea of us just passing through but that is what we are all doing isn't it. All those plastic Little Tyke wendy houses people buy for their kids are destined to outlive us all...

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Posted in change of address

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This is a story which runs

Posted on Thu, 04 Apr 2019

This is a story which runs along two time trails, the elderly woman searching through turbulent memory banks spanning decades. It reminds me of when my grandmother was lying in bed in her nineties, refusing food because she wanted to die, she was...

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Posted in The mask melting at 98

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I love the comparison to

Posted on Thu, 28 Mar 2019

I love the comparison to glitter in a snow globe. How nice to walk along the sea to the supermarket and be seranaded by gulls, they don't have many tunes in their repetoire but I admire their enthusiasm and of course they are very busy at this...

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Posted in herring gull gallantry

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Green is so restorative. Just

Posted on Fri, 29 Mar 2019

Green is so restorative. Just reading this poem is like a pick me up Rhianon.

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Posted in Colours for Kids 6)

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Beautiful Rhiannon. The

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Beautiful Rhiannon. The description of young lambs is dancing with their knobbly knees is perfect and spring wouldn't be spring without daffodils. They look so natural growing in the field in your photos, in contrast to my local council which...

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Posted in Wild daffodils of field and meadow*

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Wonderful tribute to a

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Wonderful tribute to a prickly beauty. Bee-full I love. One of the best smells I've ever experienced was on a coastal path in Pembrokeshire in May, the sun was out and the gorse scented the air, to me it was not unlike Pina Colada. Generally the...

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Posted in gorse

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It's a fail of a tale we

Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019

It's a fail of a tale we teach our kids. Bad deeds will be punished, if not in life then in hell, look around it's easy to tell, the few reap what the many broke their backs to sow with next to nothing there to show.

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Posted in The Three Fields of You

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