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I have 73 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 45065 times and 78 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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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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Estival Solstice

21 st June 2021 is the day of the Summer Solstice As dawn’s first light skims skies, revealing an incandescent ball of fire, rising beyond a Heel...

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287 of my comments have received 291 Great Feedback votes

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A definite sense of dread and

Posted on Tue, 07 Sep 2021

A definite sense of dread and foreboding built ready for the next instalment [should it be "since I met you" on first line?]

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Posted in Disenchantment 38

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What a sinister, brooding

Posted on Mon, 06 Sep 2021

What a sinister, brooding story. You had me wanting to know how it ends too :)

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Posted in The White Orchid

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No offence taken, Mark. It's

Posted on Fri, 03 Sep 2021

No offence taken, Mark. It's all just good natured tomfoolery, of course. The running joke is the difference between UK and US spelling of words that have the same meaning. We really should find something better to do lol. Really enjoyed your...

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Posted in Pie Chart Man

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Taliban = telly ban. Yep..

Posted on Fri, 03 Sep 2021

Taliban = telly ban. Yep...probably!

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Posted in What Does Taliban Mean Dad? (Another Probably Not Very Funny Joke! In The Circumstances!) by Alfred Muggins

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Pie-charts, MI and statistics

Posted on Fri, 03 Sep 2021

Pie-charts, MI and statistics in general are the root cause explanations of many things. A fine creative, numerical piece of whimsy you have here. [incidentally, I have an ongoing argument with American friends who are adamant "whisky" should be...

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Posted in Pie Chart Man

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Vivid and evocative...another

Posted on Thu, 02 Sep 2021

Vivid and evocative...another one of your wonderful reminiscences :)

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Posted in Trees Called To Me

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Interesting how the life and

Posted on Wed, 01 Sep 2021

Interesting how the life and value of an annuitant was seen in relation to being a nun. No forgetting the feelings towards Deborah even now then.

Still following...

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Posted in Maria and the Bellasis Family 2

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It was good to hear you read

Posted on Sat, 18 Apr 2020

It was good to hear you read this last week, Sean. In a wonderful, Irish brogue (if there is such a thing)

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Posted in Look Up The Inferno

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I like the inventive format

Posted on Sun, 29 Aug 2021

I like the inventive format and, in particular, the philosophical content. This is my kinda poem.

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Posted in Body and Soul

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Hi Jenny. Personally, I like

Posted on Sat, 28 Aug 2021

Hi Jenny. Personally, I like ambiguity in poetry. Often the best poems are the ones where more is left unsaid and open to the reader's interpretation. There are some wonderful lines in this. Paul :)

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Posted in Curious Ambiance

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