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I have 64 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 33944 times and 63 of my stories have been cherry picked.
222 of my 1,146 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 225 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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Punters

This is the fourth entry in the satirical series at https://www.abctales.com/collection/pandemic-tales-bojo-and-co It had been a long, old Pandemic...
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Another Night On a Bare Mountain

Night on a Bare Mountain (aka Night on Bald Mountain) is a series of compositions written by composer Modest Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881). It was only...
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Penalties

On 11 th July 2021 the England Football team lost on penalties to Italy after a 1-1 draw having played extra time in the Final of the Euro2020...
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Steve Mason and the Music Nazi

This is the third entry in the Steve Mason’s School Days at https://www.abctales.com/collection/steve-masons-school-days Steve “Stevo” Mason just...
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Where The Streets Have No Blame

I pass you on the desolate streets, huddled under weather-worn blankets, in dimly lit, dank shop doorways, the smell of wandering urine is acidic,...

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222 of my comments have received 225 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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Nicely done, Rhiannon. Words

Posted on Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Nicely done, Rhiannon. Words carefully intertwined with a nice rhythm and an underlying message. Hoping you are well. Paul :)

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Posted in False Hope

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Dreamy, beautiful and

Posted on Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Dreamy, beautiful and optimistic. Congrats on the POTD, sir.

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Posted in The Wonder of it All

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Ah Levelupland - is that

Posted on Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Ah Levelupland - is that close to Huddersfield? Another enjoyable virtual walk with Ewan and the woofer :)

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Posted in Woodland Walk

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".. like buck's brief

Posted on Sun, 25 Jul 2021

".. like buck's brief stillness before the charge." I did see it was a Buck Moon recently. I enjoyed this poem and the comments left in this thread. Inspirational and informative. Paul :)

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Posted in Force Of Life

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A familiar theme for another

Posted on Sat, 24 Jul 2021

A familiar theme for another of your poems, Richard. Out camping listening to the trill of loons. Beautiful moments captured in verse.

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Posted in An Encounter With Self

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I can only imagine how

Posted on Fri, 23 Jul 2021

I can only imagine how terrifying it must have been to have been involved with a ship sinking. Always feels like newspaper reports were so much more detailed in the past compared to these days.

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Posted in Maria's Diary 35 The Shipwreck

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There's a lot in there to

Posted on Wed, 21 Jul 2021

There's a lot in there to think about. In the end, we only have the one blue planet. Wise words carefully crafted in a super poem, of course.

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Posted in Instead of throwing money at the sky

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Evocative, visual poem with a

Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Evocative, visual poem with a great last line :)

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Posted in later

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