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My stories have been read 49809 times and 83 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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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Dreams of Halloween

Audio version at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/dreams-of-halloween-mp3 Dreams of Halloween In celluloid dreams I walk in graveyards of the...
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Samhain and Beyond

Samhain and Beyond We stand in hallowed doorways, hand in hand, hallway light spilling out onto pavement traffic, small fingers summoned to fumble in...
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Strangers on a Street

A fleeting acquaintance can be memorable but will it be remembered? Strangers on a Street Rain cascades in near horizontal sheets, neon light dances...
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Giant Redwoods

Audio version at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/giant-redwoods-mp3 Shafts of silver light cascade at twilight, a canopy bordering an evening...
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Autumn

Autumn The Harvest Moon will reach peak illumination on Monday, September 20 The Autumn Equinox is on Wednesday 22 nd September 2021 Moonlight lunar...
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315 of my comments have received 320 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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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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Compelling dialogue and

Posted on Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Compelling dialogue and strong narrative, Sean. In other news, I am onto Chapter 2 of Excavatum and like what I have read so far. You have a very distinctive voice. Paul

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Posted in Our Bones

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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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A very enjoyable diary entry.

Posted on Sat, 23 Oct 2021

A very enjoyable diary entry. Just before my time musically but loved the detail in this. Some big names in there. Never really got into Genesis and may have come to appreciate Wishbone Ash and Hawkwind if I had put my mind to it

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Posted in That Was Genesis

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"cold air's become a glitter

Posted on Wed, 06 Oct 2021

"cold air's become a glitter ball" There's that wonderful Di turn of phrase. A beautiful poem worthy of the accolades.

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Posted in October robin

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What a sad poem but wrapped

Posted on Thu, 21 Oct 2021

What a sad poem but wrapped around the relentless efficiency and beauty of nature. Congrats on the POTD, bhi. Paul :)

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Posted in Owl Down

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It all seems so long ago now.

Posted on Thu, 21 Oct 2021

It all seems so long ago now. I guess lockdown reminiscences remind us of tougher times hopefully not to be repeated. Well written piece.

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Posted in Muggins and His Wife Mrs Muggins Venture into Town During the Third Pandemic Lockdown of January 2021 (to drop her son off at the Blood Donation centre (and walk the dog!) Part 2 : Lockdown In The City

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Ah supply chain problems. It

Posted on Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Ah supply chain problems. It's probably an economy in transition. Things will sort themselves out. Sometime soon. Soonish. Someone will be along to explain...[I like your ironic pieces]

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Posted in The Department of Explaining

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Beautifully bleak and buried

Posted on Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Beautifully bleak and buried at thresholds.

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Posted in What is Buried at Thresholds

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