Jim Archibald

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I have 23 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 7627 times and 2 of my stories have been cherry picked.
1 of my 19 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 1 vote

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Jim Archibald


My stories

Them's The Breaks

'This is the last time, Jimmy. It's getting a bit iffy, you know what they're like?' He threw it onto the table. Wrapped, discreet in its work-a-day...

Hearing Voices

A soft-centred morning. The spongy surface of day, where ideas graze on crusts of past imaginings. New life flirts amongst old dreams, stirring cold...

An American in Paris

An encounter at a book launch in the American Library, Paris...

The Gathering Gloom

Moonlight drops quilted darkness over all the tops. A smothering hush, lush from Nature's palette knife stops the chatter. Its syrup drops to soothe...

Cleansing The Temple

It's a crackling sound. Old parchment; it's like old parchment. Appropriate for the tomb of the Holy Father, don't you think? But wait. I'm getting...


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I think the first stanza says

Posted on Fri, 28 Nov 2014

I think the first stanza says it all.  Sharing the surreal with a dispassionate reader is very difficult as you are asking the reader to invest.  Technically it works for me, though perhaps telling the dream in the present tense would make it...

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