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I have 361 stories published in 21 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 610099 times and 149 of my stories have been cherry picked.
4 of my 1,445 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 turned primary school 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

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Stars on Fire

Stars on Fire Jennifer Pickup 22.12.2022 Tonight, the stars are on fire, The sky is alight with their heat, I feel the glare upon my face, As love...

The Colours

The Colours Jennifer Pickup 11.11.2022 Red is the colour of those lost and blessed, Red is the blood that the enemy shed, Red is the badge in the...

White Feather

White Feather He was only sixteen When she handed him a white feather Not yet in uniform Trudging through the wet winter weather He was tall for his...

Walk With You

Walk With You Where you walk, I walk; Where you go, I go; Whether it’s light or dark, Whether you’re fast or slow. I’ll be in your heart, I’ll be in...
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Poem of the week

The Gift

The Gift (14.08.2022) Here, hold out your hands, I have a gift for you that slips like sand. Quick, don’t take a breath, you’ll let it fall and make...


4 of my comments have received 4 Great Feedback votes

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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 punctuation all through - your use of it and capitals is rather sporadic, I feel!

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Posted in The Mulberry Bush

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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