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I have 48 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 14572 times and 34 of my stories have been cherry picked.
102 of my 592 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 102 votes

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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.

My stories

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Forgotten Souls

I see you late at night, as daylight’s candle flickers out, empyrean canvas painted black, stars of alabaster speak in hushed tones. Moonlight beams...
Cherry

Corinne of the School Disco

Steve “Stevo” Mason looked at his watch. He was always checking the time like it might go faster through the power of his gaze. He knew the bell was...

The Banquet (Competition entry max 1,000 words)

I live in a mansion in the country. This is no ordinary mansion; it’s an M&S mansion. Well, it’s not actually but it does house a library of...

Happy Valentines

I always did love Sadie. We were your typical childhood sweethearts who grew up and eventually got married. It was aged 12 when we shared a naive...
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Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden)

We met on the mezzanine, lobby of splendour and gold, our bearded, mystic Hindu guide, spirited tourists into seats. Passed meandering, sacred cows,...

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102 of my comments have received 102 Great Feedback votes

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You really bring this

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2021

You really bring this experience to life, Jenny. So vivid and evocative.

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Posted in Timely Leisure Spent With You

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"....everywhere you turn,

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021

"....everywhere you turn, birds are hanging out bright bunting of their songs...". It is such a pleasure out walking as spring nears. I just love looking up seeing birds in trees singing. Super poem.

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Posted in Getting Ready

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Bees are just wonderful aren

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2021

Bees are just wonderful aren't they? I just hope the decline in numbers starts to reverse. The world needs bees (wonderful, of course)

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Posted in The Hive

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Keep going [*...entire

Posted on Sat, 20 Feb 2021

Keep going [*...entire neighborhood?] :)

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Posted in Disenchantment 24

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Succint and beautiful. Those

Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2021

Succint and beautiful. Those last couple of lines "....so, I walk through woods at year's start, mind deer still." Gorgeous.

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Posted in deer

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The wonderful world of jargon

Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2021

The wonderful world of jargon that is a cardinal sin to spout but people within some industries use it as a comfort blanket and a barrier to entry. Beautifully illustrated in an entertaining story :)

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Posted in Short Form Brian

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You capture the wild aspect

Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2021

You capture the wild aspect of a river so well. I can imagine watching the torrents in my mind's eye as I read.

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Posted in Hymns of Stone

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Succinct and well said :)

Posted on Sat, 20 Feb 2021

Succinct and well said :)

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Posted in Getting thoughts onto paper

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Love ".. gravid harmony with

Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2021

Love ".. gravid harmony with the understory..." :)

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Posted in Lyrebird

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I quite like the shorter

Posted on Tue, 16 Feb 2021

I quite like the shorter paragraphs around the dialogue with some exposition. Something I am debating whether to switch to. Still following...

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Posted in Disenchantment 23

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