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I have 353 stories published in 20 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 487683 times and 138 of my stories have been cherry picked.
4 of my 1,471 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 4 votes

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Jennifer Pickup

Jennifer Pickup is a secondary school English teacher with a love of telling stories. She lives in Wiltshire with her Jack Russell Terror and when she isn't teaching she can be found dog-walking, horse-riding or glued to her Macbook, writing. A lot of her work can be found on - this writing community offered her valuable feedback and support over the years and was instrumental in getting her fist novel published through Unbound. Unbelievable is her first novel - - - and Unforgivable is the sequel - - for which she is currently seeking crowd-funding. Her muse has been devastatingly missing in action of late, but has returned...

My stories


Learned Behaviour

Learned Behaviour 9th December, 2019. I don’t know how the digits go, The ones, the tens, they do not flow, But I can count the numbers so; I can...

Learn to Lose

Learn to Lose (5th November, 2019). When you are young, you learn to lose; misplaced pens, forgotten homework, an outgrown favourite pair of shoes...

The Truth of Things

The Truth of Things 16/03/2019 How old were you when you first unearthed the truth of things, saw through the illusion youth creates, realised that...


Juggling (07.01.19) Flying firebrands, caught by practised hands; I watch the skill he wields - he understands where the spin will end, when it’s...

Resolution 01/01/19

Resolution 01/01/19 Pay no heed to the ticking of the clock, Fear not the endless march of nights and days, Forget what may or may not come to pass,...


4 of my comments have received 4 Great Feedback votes

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Great poem, but I feel the

Posted on Wed, 16 Jun 2010

Great poem, but I feel the word 'invigorates' doesn't fit - it makes the line have too many syllables and throws the rhythm, which is otherwise pretty uniform, off. How about finding another word that means the same thing but has fewer syllables? J...Read full comment

Posted in Sun's role

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Mad, exhausting,

Posted on Tue, 10 Mar 2009

Mad, exhausting, intense! You captured such a crazy feeling! Once again, just the 'it's' to point out, Yes, keep writing! J xRead full comment

Posted in Lost in New York - Pt II

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'the rain battered box gift

Posted on Wed, 25 Jun 2008

'the rain battered box gift wrapped' such a vivid image of the coffin. This is minimalistic, and yet says it all. And for once, I think the lack of puncatuation adds to that.Read full comment

Posted in One Driver Escaped Uninjured

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This line, 'Counting out an

Posted on Wed, 25 Jun 2008

This line, 'Counting out an abacus of small conceits' is just perfect. As ever, I am going to ask for punctauation all through - your use of it and capitals is rather sporadic, I feel!Read full comment

Posted in The Mulberry Bush