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I have 116 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 140887 times and 146 of my stories have been cherry picked.
123 of my 1,402 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 122 votes

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Grow up or give up.

We all make mistakes. I'm not sure of this is one of them.
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Dogs

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‘I want you to sleep with me.’
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Attrition

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Slick vast crush of bare ocean, split white with dolphin crest and the roll and the roll, frets and worries at the lip of the world.
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For my sons... (Poetry Monthly)

If I ever get to see those pearly gates, misted like a distant hill, or if I'm caught on charcoal shores, waiting for the open hands of God, I'll draw for you, in all their grace, the sinners kissing angels' feet.
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123 of my comments have received 122 Great Feedback votes

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This is beautiful! Such sharp

Posted on Sat, 02 Jul 2016

This is beautiful! Such sharp lines and juxtaposing images left me emotionally battered and bruised. Great work!

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Posted in La Boisselle (Raprochement)

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Such a powerful, guttural,

Posted on Mon, 04 Jul 2016

Such a powerful, guttural, earthy sound to this poem. Beautiful words and harsh sounds capture the wild wonderfully well.

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Posted in The Begwns*

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Fire warms and fire burns. I

Posted on Sat, 30 Apr 2016

Fire warms and fire burns. I like the way you've played with this and the demonisation of Nero when he was perhaps doing Rome a favour!

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Posted in Prometheus's Legacy

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Full of sharp lines and sharp

Posted on Sun, 13 Mar 2016

Full of sharp lines and sharp, sticky textures. A tasty slice of the past.

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Posted in New Beginnings (IP)

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Pace and plot are perfect. I

Posted on Sat, 27 Feb 2016

Pace and plot are perfect. I've just messaged two old friends.

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Posted in old stock

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I really like the idea and

Posted on Sat, 27 Feb 2016

I really like the idea and the flowing structure which is interrupted in the middle. I think the last line needs work to really finish it off with the power it has begun with.

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Posted in Memory

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The rhyming couplets are a

Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 2016

The rhyming couplets are a nice touch to add to the romance. A few more syllables per line and a shift in the couplets - you would have a neat sonnet here.

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Posted in The moon in the man

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I don't know the hymn but the

Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 2016

I don't know the hymn but the words here are very powerful and proud. I'm particularly fond of the 'revealing faith he’d learnt in tears' line. Such a story there.

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Posted in King David’s Struggles

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A lovely perspective.

Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 2016

A lovely perspective. 'Quietly seed-feeding' is a standout line.

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Posted in Splendid Blue

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Sure footed internal rhyme

Posted on Sat, 13 Feb 2016

Sure footed internal rhyme used so well throughout until the lack of it emphasises the cold hard ending. Pitch perfect vignette.

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Posted in China Songbird - re written

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