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My stories have been read 64010 times and 99 of my stories have been cherry picked.
44 of my 696 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 42 votes

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i am the woman who

I am the woman who was thrown into the hall. I am the woman whose trust was broken. I am the woman who forgave and forgave because love meant more. I...
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Yellow Ribbons

Yellow ribbons . The school was at the end of a lane which ran from our house past the football pitch and the risen mounds of grass which we would...


He walked uphill, taking a bite of a floppy brown sandwich recalling the time she had balanced eggs on the roof of the car. Go first Sir, she’d said...
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The Oil Refinery

Thanks all for feedback this is getting sent for submission now :)
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Earth. Live. Neutral.

Earth I was good at rewiring plugs. It was one of the skills that I was admired for in my first job. Stan the man was the boss. He did the Stanley...


44 of my comments have received 42 Great Feedback votes

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This is brilliant. Authentic

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015

This is brilliant. Authentic voice and a touching tale. Liked the format too :)

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Posted in The Ties that Divide

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Beautifully done. Animals

Posted on Fri, 26 Jun 2015

Beautifully done. Animals just get on with a moment of fisty-cuffs to sort things out then forget about doesnt seem to matter who bet who...a bit like children too! 

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Posted in Boxers in Yellow

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Lovely moments of

Posted on Tue, 23 Jun 2015

Lovely moments of alliteration ; stitching silvered silken strands. Nicely done.

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Posted in While you were sleeping

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Nicely and neatly done..

Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2015

Nicely and neatly done...moments of still mind are to be treasured!

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Posted in Silent Chaos

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Beautiful - made me think we

Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2015

Beautiful - made me think we must live for the moment - grab those chances and opportunities whilst we can.

'Threw dreams in the river as glibly as crusts to the birds' creates a touching picture which sums up that feeling of letting go of...

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Posted in Future Imperfect

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Beautifully poignant poem. I

Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2015

Beautifully poignant poem. I found the lines 'never get used to it' and 'with that tattoo on your wrist' most heartbreaking. Grief leaves a scar that we'll always carry...yet carry on we do. 

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Posted in I'm Not Here to Talk to You...

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Hi Stephen, this is such an

Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2015

Hi Stephen, this is such an emotive read I felt transported on the journey from 'the thread of individual voices' to 'I knew everything was beginning again because everything must always begin again' to the pouring of the wine down the sink. It...

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Posted in Here is your thread

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I enjoyed this, the rhyming

Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015

I enjoyed this, the rhyming works well and thought the ending was sad yet romantic. 'as hand in hand the couple lie' creates a poignant image. 

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Posted in Boy Blue (Poetry Monthly)

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Brilliant! Love the McConaghy

Posted on Mon, 08 Jun 2015

Brilliant! Love the McConaghy connection- makes it all the more visual...and the repetitive hopeless place lyrics - the kind that stick in your head all day or our thoughts.

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Posted in Bar Insomnia

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All the while I was thinking

Posted on Mon, 01 Jun 2015

All the while I was thinking who was he, why was he at the mirror- so you had me hooked from the start!  Touching moment with  'but there hadn't been a son'...found that emotive. The ageing character works well with the decline of his trade.

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Posted in The Finishing Touch