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I have 356 stories published in 21 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 576022 times and 141 of my stories have been cherry picked.
4 of my 1,432 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

Gift Heart

Inside this tin, I’ve placed my heart, A last gift to you on this day, at this end, Five years from the start. You have underlined the silence,...


Flight (05.05.2021) I have not used my wings in a long time. Stiff, wrinkled things, they do not look divine; black and shrivelled, they lie dormant...
Gold cherry

Purple, Black, White and Red

Purple, Black, White and Red Why are you wearing a purple poppy, For aren’t they supposed to be red? I wear it for animals lost in wars, All of those...

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...


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

1 Vote

'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

1 Vote

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