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I have 201 stories published in 0 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 210539 times and 251 of my stories have been cherry picked.
33 of my 641 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 34 votes

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Mark Kilburn

The Poet's Ear, A Geisha's Revenge, and The Cake Factory Visit were published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2022 (Black pear Press)

The Love Vaccine, The Not-So Green Man and Vampire Wedding in North Cornwall were published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2021 (Black Pear Press).

Lilith and the Half-Cut Magician and Moon Mamas of the Silk River Nostoi were published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2020 (Black Pear Press).

Cathedral Swans was published in Call & Response, an anthology of poems celebrating Worcester Cathedral (Black Pear Press 2020)

The Child We Can Never Have was published in Contour magazine, February 2018.

Billy Ulysses... was runner up in Abc's Poem of the Year award, 2014.

Spring was highly commended in the 2012 Larkin-East Riding poetry competition

The Ghost of Milton Friedman... won the 2012 Abc poetry competition

Nicolaus Copernicus... was published in Gold Dust Anthology, 2012

The Poet Laid Bare was published in The Big Issue, 2011

A Tea Box... was a prize-winner in the MIND poetry competition 2010

Leipzig was chosen for the 2005 Midland Arts Centre 'Short Cuts' readings & subsequently published in Gold Dust magazine, 2006

 

For a full biography and to download my novel Hawk Island go to: http://www.electronpress.com/ (Note: Currently unavailable)

Poetry collection Beautiful Fish available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08P1HLF3X?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

My stories

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The Wheel in the Cave

Spring was out there somewhere/but refused to show her face
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Gunslinger in a Tutu

He rode into town on a steel dust mare and the James gang, killing time outside the dried goods store, eased up the rims of their ten-gallon hats.
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Poem of the week

Flight Path

We took flight together - left the others stranded.
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Border Crossing

These night-time walks/have a certain aura, a certain smell/invite certain metaphors
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Variations on a Poem Read at My Mother's Funeral

I missed my boat. I arrived too late. I sat on the quayside with an overnight bag.

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33 of my comments have received 34 Great Feedback votes

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Jane - I enjoyed this poem,

Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021

Jane - I enjoyed this poem, particularly the line 'Now we are detached/the energy is mine.' The ability to read or commune with nature seems to be key for the energy to shift. Enticing & intriguing! Very well done.

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Posted in After the Blizzard

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Hello Di - Yes, I finished it

Posted on Sat, 05 Nov 2022

Hello Di - Yes, I finished it, had a couple of rejections, but I'm hoping to publish it next year, either through an indie publisher or as a self publishing project. 

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I loved the Martian

Posted on Sat, 05 Nov 2022

I loved the Martian footballer's kneecaps...and I really must make an apple & pear crumble soon...your delicious poem Di has made me hot for pears! 

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Thanks Jenny. There are more

Posted on Wed, 22 Jun 2022

Thanks Jenny. There are more twists & turns but, as mentioned to Di, I'm away now for a few weeks so will pick up the story again in the autumn. Thanks for reading & your generous comments. All best wishes to you.

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Some lovely lines and ideas

Posted on Wed, 08 Jun 2022

Some lovely lines and ideas here Jenny - Sealed petals tenderly chaste...the idea of magnetic grace...and passions determined by the rain and sun.

(I may well have to steal quintessence - what a charming word!)  

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Posted in Love In The Mist

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Great read Ewan. We (ie men)

Posted on Fri, 03 Jun 2022

Great read Ewan. We (ie men) are all our own kings. I think I fall into the rook-coat category!

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Posted in Kings of Myth and Illusion

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Jenny - I really enjoyed

Posted on Thu, 02 Jun 2022

Jenny - I really enjoyed reading this, particularly the tone and rhythms of your poem which, as Di & luigi have pointed out, evoke a certain idea of romantic adventure. In fact, your poem opens up new insights into Elowen and the landscape...

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Posted in Leaving The Nest

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Jenny - I'm honoured that

Posted on Wed, 01 Jun 2022

Jenny - I'm honoured that Elowen has inspired a poem! Looking forward to reading it! Thanks as always for reading & your kind comments

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Thanks lenchenelf. Yes, I

Posted on Tue, 24 May 2022

Thanks lenchenelf. Yes, I usually tap 15 plus as a kind of default setting. Further along in the story, though, there are arguments about faith, a will-they-won't-they love story, violence, animal abuse, gender-swopping, and elements of the...

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Posted in The Castle (4)

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Yes, what I meant to say was:

Posted on Tue, 03 May 2022

Yes, what I meant to say was: the dropbox has allowed me to make a few corrections to the text.

I'll get the hang of it eventually! All the best

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Posted in Ingerland My Ingerland: The Prime Ministers Who Made Me

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