Jim Archibald

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I have 24 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 10604 times and 2 of my stories have been cherry picked.
2 of my 17 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 2 votes

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Jim Archibald


My stories

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens surely wrote the book. He found the cutest Little Matchgirl peering through a window of opportunity. And in the halo of a leaded...

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...


2 of my comments have received 2 Great Feedback votes

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Hi Ewan,

Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2020

Hi Ewan,

There is a willful irony in this piece, no?  A Plainsong chant that makes me smile in shared recognition.  I'm drawn to ré-reading, which is a sure sign it works for me...




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Posted in Timor Mortis Me Conturbat

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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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Posted in You understand, I think