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I have 92 stories published in 0 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 43830 times and 94 of my stories have been cherry picked.
44 of my 693 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 42 votes

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Cherry

Ready. Aim. Fire.

Before , when they barely knew each other, Ben told her he had a secret. It prickled for years, under the surface, under her skin. He would often...
Gold cherry

You know the sort

You know the sort, wide mouthed, google-eyes blinking like car lights the type to stand back from the crowd in dusty tweeds, puff puffing on a pipe...

I remember

I remember watching her eat a six pack of sticky snowballs with her back against the grey radiator. I remember seeing a boy peeing onto the base of...
Cherry

The Inquisitive Mood

Do you know what a supernova event is? Would you do it for charity without knowing what it is? Or a fire-walk? Maybe next year you could do the Loony...
Cherry

Exercise in Style in Four Ways

Innocence He looks funny, like a dwarf, or a midget (don’t tell mum; I’m not allowed to use those words). But yes, like he should be in a circus! He...

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44 of my comments have received 42 Great Feedback votes

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Beautifully expressed. I

Posted on Fri, 03 Jul 2015

Beautifully expressed. I liked the musicality - cresendo of pulsed crimson/ no twisting and cracking symphony. Works well to create sense of empty loss that can be felt in moments of quiet.  

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Posted in Forgotten Blossoms (2)

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Beautiful from start to

Posted on Sat, 19 Aug 2017

Beautiful from start to finish- that first line is a beautiful analogy.

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Posted in Un Dia en Las Palmas

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So touching, poignant - has

Posted on Sun, 19 Mar 2017

So touching, poignant - has me welling up. It can be hard to put our emotions into words and you have done so here with such grace.

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Posted in Mum's the word

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This is a lovely piece both

Posted on Sun, 27 Nov 2016

This is a lovely piece both poignant and heart warming. You have s lovely way of writing and I love the phrase - grief is an embodied experience- yes I believe that to be true :) x

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Posted in Mirror, Mirror

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Stunning lc...can hear all

Posted on Sun, 10 Jul 2016

Stunning lc...can hear all those gulls ( that caw caw- they always sound like they are laughing in s mocking fashion!) crashing waves, fantastic placing of words..such an emotive piece x

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Posted in Attrition

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 I like this reversal of

Posted on Wed, 11 Nov 2015

 I like this reversal of 'blame', really makes you think. Paragraph four in particular struck a cord. (not sure if you meant witch to be be which?) 

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Posted in If You Get Cancer

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Very believable voice, can

Posted on Sun, 11 Oct 2015

Very believable voice, can imagine that sort of character. I like the unanswered questions - the contrast between the 'nosy' character and the 'silent' Mrs Jenkins. Most poignant. 

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Posted in It's Only Me, Mrs. Jenkins

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You can feel the sadness from

Posted on Sat, 03 Oct 2015

You can feel the sadness from both sides of this EB...The last stanza in particular is heartbreaking, the distance forced by work creating distance in the relationship; hanging onto hopes. Thought provoking!

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Posted in Clocking In

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Really enjoyed this, from the

Posted on Thu, 01 Oct 2015

Really enjoyed this, from the intriguing first line to the captivating last; Do not touch me; I will hurt you. 

Some lovely 's' sounds created too in the first stanza. Loved this and look forward to reading more from you! 

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Posted in Autumn Wasp

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Those overheard conversations

Posted on Sun, 20 Sep 2015

Those overheard conversations, snippets of small talk wonderfully recrafted. Some made me smile right from the start- at least you brought a brolly. Lovely structure too- a narrative formed through a commentary. Most inventive :)

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Posted in Why Does it Always Rain at Funerals? (Poetry Monthly)

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