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I have 56 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 22959 times and 48 of my stories have been cherry picked.
161 of my 881 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 164 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.

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Footsteps on Mars

In the dead of an iridescent moonlit night, in an amphitheatre of curious crickets, chirping in the rattling reed bush, I am camped under a haven of...
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Most Vial

This is a sequel to “Invisible” at https://www.abctales.com/story/marandina/invisible The walls looked as dull today as they had yesterday. Paint...
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Setting Sons

I have seen the spectral darkness, quiescent corridors where emotions quietly dissipate. I have been in the unlit, silent void, a vale of tears where...
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The Riot of Spring (Pictures of Pagan Russia 1913)

This week marks the 50 th anniversary of the death of Igor Stravinsky (17 th June 1882 – 6 th April 1971) Audio version at Soundcloud https://...
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The Last Time I Saw Fungie (2005)

Cumulus clouds rolled across Celtic, Irish skies, white horses crested cyan waves - chopped, rose and fell, a streaming wake trailed, leading back to...

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161 of my comments have received 164 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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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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Ah that's the meaning of

Posted on Fri, 07 May 2021

Ah that's the meaning of Rachel. I like the formatting re "Giants...".

Super poem, of course :)

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Posted in The Domestication of Sheep

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Haunting and transient.

Posted on Sun, 02 May 2021

Haunting and transient. Beautiful.

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Posted in Whitethorn

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Spooky story with a punchy

Posted on Sat, 01 May 2021

Spooky story with a punchy ending. An entertaining read.

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Posted in Lanterns on the Lake

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A great story told so well,

Posted on Sun, 02 May 2021

A great story told so well, Mark. Top work!

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Posted in Council Estate Jesus

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China is on my bucket list to

Posted on Sat, 01 May 2021

China is on my bucket list to include The Great Wall. It looks like international travel is starting to reopen again at last. Mars and Jupiter are a bit trickier. I enjoyed that imaginary journey with you, Rhiannon :)

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Posted in Roaming the world, and beyond

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Let's hope Henry doesn't eye

Posted on Thu, 29 Apr 2021

Let's hope Henry doesn't eye Mrs Muggins for his new wife!

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Posted in Time Travel to the Time of Good Old King Henry : Meeting Henry by Mr Alfred N.Muggins

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I will see blackbirds on my

Posted on Thu, 29 Apr 2021

I will see blackbirds on my morning woofer walk in a whole, new way now. A beautiful poem, of course :)

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Posted in The Hierophant

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I'm good for nothing at 5

Posted on Tue, 27 Apr 2021

I'm good for nothing at 5.30am. Good luck to those that are productive. Lovely stuff, Jenny.

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Posted in Sunrise

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