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I have 202 stories published in 25 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 336389 times and 263 of my stories have been cherry picked.
1206 of my 4,028 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 1220 votes

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Paul

I am a Brummie living in Northampton who loves to write but gets 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. Everyone should read George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four .

I have work published by AlienBuddha Press, Loft Books, BlackBough Poems, DarkWinter Literary Magazine and Paragraph Planet.

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

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beerummie/

at Bluesky @marandina.bsky.social

and at Threads https://www.threads.net/@beerummie

 

My stories

Gold cherry

Colours of Christmas

It’s December 1 st ….I’m declaring it Christmas… Colours of Christmas Dreams made of cinnamon, nights of ice, tree-light dancing on frosted panes...
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Cherry

A Murder of Crows (Transcendence)

A Murder of Crows (Transcendence) Clouds billow like gathering coal dust, telegraph-wire lined, feathers and bone watch dusk descend. Monochrome...
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Cherry

Those We Leave Behind

Those We Leave Behind It feels like I have been standing in this field all my life. From here I can see the edge of town where trees and rivers...
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Cherry

Eastern Sky

Eastern Sky Fractured skies. White lightening Lights up buildings. And for a moment We are blinded. Everything is shrouded. Cordite… Monochrome...
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The Changing of Seasons

The Changing of Seasons Skies painted silver Rain drifting on breezes. Cumulus roiling in the distance. The sigh of mountains Heaving in silence. A...
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1206 of my comments have received 1220 Great Feedback votes

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"...some sort of cyber spouse

Posted on Mon, 11 Mar 2024

"...some sort of cyber spouse kennel.." Made me laugh.

You have captured today's post-university generation in that sharply drawn profile of Annie. As always, lots of understated and clever humour that works so well.

Part 21. Wow!...

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Posted in Parcel for you...Part 21

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Nicely done. Very credible

Posted on Sat, 09 Mar 2024

Nicely done. Very credible interaction and, as always, you get inside the thoughts and feelings of your characters so deftly.

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Posted in Keep the perspective

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"...random twinkles

Posted on Sun, 10 Mar 2024

"...random twinkles

imitating firefly's magic.."

I hear that orchestra of nature laughing. A charming, liliting, beguiling poem for the season.

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Posted in "Good Morning"

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Thanks for reading it all,

Posted on Fri, 08 Mar 2024

Thanks for reading it all, Jacques. Much appreciated.

 

Hoping you and Tom are keeping well down there in Beautiful South Africa.

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Posted in The Golden Fleece (Part Two of Two)

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"...they will continue to

Posted on Tue, 05 Mar 2024

"...they will continue to grow and march

across raped surfaces until all signs of

humanity’s absurdity are masked forever."

Made me think of the apocalypic series like "The Last of Us" and "Alice in Borderland". Both have...

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Posted in Blind Faith

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"But with hush intent,

Posted on Mon, 04 Mar 2024

"But with hush intent,

Stirring drowsy winter's soil."

 

That's an evocative vignette, Jenny.

 

So happy to see you writing regularly again. Paul :)

 

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Posted in Rousing Spring

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"We board the ship of fools,

Posted on Wed, 06 Mar 2024

"We board the ship of fools,
two-by-two, in borrowed shoes,
cross Gulliver’s wide uncharted seas
and miss Atlantis by 20000 leagues."

So many cultural references. A poem of great skill.

I hope you eventually find...

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Posted in The Road to Erehwon

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"...soon swards that need

Posted on Wed, 06 Mar 2024

"...soon swards that need mowing
and flowers galore.."

A lovely tribute to the changing seasons, Rhiannon. Nicely done, of course.

I can't wait for lighter and warmer nights :)

 

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Posted in Gentle march of the seasons

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A concise, poetical

Posted on Fri, 01 Mar 2024

A concise, poetical explanation for leap years. There's something magical about a 29th February isn't there? Nicely done, Rhiannon.

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Posted in Fixing the calendar

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"...is it wisps of mist or

Posted on Thu, 29 Feb 2024

"...is it wisps of mist or smoke rising in the valley below them?
and Madley large satellite-tracking dishes visible."

Another evocative ramble with you, Rhiannon. And what a way to finish. Enjoyed, of course :)

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Posted in Clehonger to Ruckhall Circular

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