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I have 150 stories published in 20 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 181645 times and 185 of my stories have been cherry picked.
749 of my 2,861 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 761 votes

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Paul

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

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

I have short stories published in a horror anthology by @thealienbuddha and anthology Vol.IV by @LoftPublishing.

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

on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BeeRummie

and at Mastodon @BeeRummie@mastodonapp.uk

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Memories from Falls Past

Audio version at: https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/memories-from-falls-past-mp3 Memories from Falls Past Mist falling in dank layers, enveloping...
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The Last Door

“One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.” Friedrich Nietzsche The Last Door The moon shone in a pitch-black sky, its...
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A Tale from Dark Woods

A story for Halloween A Tale from Dark Woods It was on the darkest of nights in October that we got together. We had been gathering like this for...
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All Hallows Eve

Audio version at: https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/all-hallows-eve-mp3 All Hallows Eve A cacophony of clocks striking, mordant midnight memories...
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Halloween Boris

This is the eleventh entry in the satirical series at https://www.abctales.com/collection/pandemic-tales-bojo-and-co Halloween Boris Thunder cracked...
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749 of my comments have received 761 Great Feedback votes

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Hi Jenny. No idea what the

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2023

Hi Jenny. No idea what the movie is but it sounds like quite an adventure. Enjoyed this epic of drama and meditation. Paul :) 

 

[Thank you for reading my Collie story. Took it down to re-write as it needed more work. And thanks for...

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Posted in Right Here In Contemplation

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"...and spears of snowdrops

Posted on Fri, 13 Jan 2023

"...and spears of snowdrops point..." A salient contrast of winter moving to spring. From the icy depths to the warmth of hope, succinctly captured in your poem. Paul 

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Posted in January (northern hemisphere)

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"I watched her stretching

Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2023

"I watched her stretching shadows.." Beautiful metaphors and images. Just wonderful, Jane 

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Posted in She said her name was Winter

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I like the nods to Poe, as

Posted on Sat, 21 Jan 2023

I like the nods to Poe, as well. Great stuff, Penny! Paul 

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Posted in Welkin Spirit

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A story within a poem with a

Posted on Sun, 15 Jan 2023

A story within a poem with a horizon that's tantalisingly out of reach and remains unsaid. Very nicely done. Paul 

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Posted in The bridge of Sante Fe

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A wonderful story that made

Posted on Tue, 17 Jan 2023

A wonderful story that made me smile...as did Kurt's comment above! :)

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Posted in Extraordinary Experience On The Bus

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"a quiet, cheerful giver

Posted on Tue, 17 Jan 2023

"a quiet, cheerful giver
not looking for thanks and honour
is truly blest
far more than the receiver,
or the ostentatious giver."

 

Those last few lines capture the moral for me. I find it easier to give than...

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Posted in For whose benefit …?

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"...to sit and fish for

Posted on Wed, 11 Jan 2023

"...to sit and fish for inspiration;

yet no ideas catch my hook." Another meditative journey. Enjoyed, of course. Paul :)

 

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Posted in Unexpected Birth Of A Poem

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"...where the wild are

Posted on Thu, 12 Jan 2023

"...where the wild are without bias,

erasing fears; for the magic of

strangeness glows...and so I let go."

 

Love that last stanza. Letting go....yes.....it pays to do that if you can. Lovely stuff, Paul

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Posted in Allowing Letting Go

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Those pesky Russians get

Posted on Thu, 12 Jan 2023

Those pesky Russians get everywhere! A highly visual, evocative piece which I enjoyed reading. Paul :)

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Posted in Mudbath! (The Ultimate Day Trip Of All Possible Day Trips!) by Alfred N. Muggins (from his recent holiday in Marmaris, Turkey!) Part 4 : (Journey Upriver To The Tombs From Turtle Beach)

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