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I have 130 stories published in 17 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 145687 times and 159 of my stories have been cherry picked.
651 of my 2,538 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 662 votes

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Paul

I am a Brummie living in Northampton. I love to write but get distracted with other things. I love horror/fantasy and anything that provokes original thought. My literary heroes are Clive Barker, Edgar Allan Poe and HP Lovecraft.

I think that everyone should read George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four .

I have short stories being published in a horror anthology by @thealienbuddha and a general anthology by @LoftBooks this Autumn/Fall 2022

You can find me on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685

and on Twitter PaulP@BeeRummie

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In the Vale of the Shadow King (Part Four of Six)

Previous parts at: https://www.abctales.com/collection/vale-shadow-king In the Vale of the Shadow King (Part Four of Six) Billy had woken wondering...
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In the Vale of the Shadow King (Part Three of Six)

Part One at: https://www.abctales.com/story/marandina/vale-shadow-king-part-one-six Part Two at: https://www.abctales.com/story/marandina/vale-shadow...
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In the Vale of the Shadow King (Part Two of Six)

Part One at: https://www.abctales.com/story/marandina/vale-shadow-king-part-one-six In the Vale of the Shadow King (Part Two of Six) Standing in...
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In the Vale of the Shadow King (Part One of Six)

In the Vale of the Shadow King (Part One of Six) Billy Williams had always wondered what is was about his grandparents’ house. He had been visiting...
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A Lamentation of Bees

Audio version at: https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/a-lamentation-of-bees-mp3 A Lamentation of Bees Shafts of sunlight glinting, autumn breezes...
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651 of my comments have received 662 Great Feedback votes

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I know nothing at all about

Posted on Wed, 28 Apr 2021

I know nothing at all about Tarkovsky. (I thought he was a right back for Everton) Super poem that makes me wanna look Tarkovsky's work up.

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Posted in Conversations About Tarkovsky in a Copenhagen Restaurant

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Ach...it's all kamikaze stuff

Posted on Fri, 23 Sep 2022

Ach...it's all kamikaze stuff. The first moves of the new chancellor does seem to scream "trickle down economics" which, as we already know, doesn't/don't work. We are all party to a huge casino-style gamble with the country's finances. Strap...

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Posted in The State Of The Nation (A New Star Prime Minister Has Arrived!) by Alfred N.Muggins (political and social commentator!)

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Nicely done, Rhiannon. That

Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2022

Nicely done, Rhiannon. That must have taken a lot of thought with the immaculate rhyming and rhythm. I certainly enjoyed reading it. You are a highly skilled poet. Paul 

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Posted in Any Hard Task

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Yes, congratulations on

Posted on Sun, 26 Jun 2022

Yes, congratulations on completing a novel-length story. Beautifully crafted throughout. Whimsy and drama. You could definitely edit and publish this if you chose to. Paul 

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Posted in "Willow's Tail" 32 ( Conclusions Part 2-- the ending)

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Chains of daisies as an

Posted on Tue, 05 Apr 2022

Chains of daisies as an analogy of unity, strength yet peace. The world needs more of this thinking. Nicely done and enjoyed your poem. Paul :)

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Posted in Daisy Chain

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It's a difficult one. When

Posted on Wed, 02 Mar 2022

It's a difficult one. When and how to intervene on a military level. Maybe the Russians will finally get the message. Soon, I hope.

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Posted in Listening to the News 2/3/22

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A beautiful view and a

Posted on Wed, 16 Feb 2022

A beautiful view and a wonderful photo. I do enjoy being taken with you on these walks of yours, Rhiannon. Paul :)

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Posted in Wonderful Ludlow View

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All caught up again. You have

Posted on Wed, 29 Sep 2021

All caught up again. You have my full admiration for the length of the story so far and the consistently high standard you achieve with each episode. You are on course to have a fully fledged novel. Keep going!

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Posted in "Willow's Tail" 18

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Your poetic reminiscences are

Posted on Tue, 20 Apr 2021

Your poetic reminiscences are like no other, Jenny. Another gorgeous poem remembering times gone by. Paul :)

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Posted in Before We Kissed Goodnight

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"... beech trees at this wood

Posted on Sat, 01 Oct 2022

"... beech trees at this woods' last bastion.."

 

Beautifully articulate and wonderful imagery. Congrats on the well deserved pick, Di. Paul :) 

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Posted in high seas

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