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I have 73 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 45074 times and 78 of my stories have been cherry picked.
287 of my 1,383 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 291 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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Most Vial

This is a sequel to “Invisible” at https://www.abctales.com/story/marandina/invisible The walls looked as dull today as they had yesterday. Paint...
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Setting Sons

I have seen the spectral darkness, quiescent corridors where emotions quietly dissipate. I have been in the unlit, silent void, a vale of tears where...
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The Riot of Spring (Pictures of Pagan Russia 1913)

This week marks the 50 th anniversary of the death of Igor Stravinsky (17 th June 1882 – 6 th April 1971) Audio version at Soundcloud https://...
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The Last Time I Saw Fungie (2005)

Cumulus clouds rolled across Celtic, Irish skies, white horses crested cyan waves - chopped, rose and fell, a streaming wake trailed, leading back to...
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Vernal Equinox

Winter shuffled its weary feet, stoical snowdrops bowed ivory heads, crocuses broke free from frozen earth, as daffodils and tulips sprang into new...

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287 of my comments have received 291 Great Feedback votes

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There is something ethereal

Posted on Mon, 23 Aug 2021

There is something ethereal about seeing birds flocking to an empty green surface usually reserved for sport. Good on you for being inspired at that time in the morning. A pleasure to be a witness to an output from another Ewan woofer walk..

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Posted in Strictly For The Birds

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I knew there was something I

Posted on Sun, 08 Aug 2021

I knew there was something I meant to do today and it was to catch up with this poem. A thorough, complex and carefully woven tribute, so well done. Lots of nice comments on here, all deserved. Paul x

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Posted in Fleeting Observations Of A Poet

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Great story, Mark. You have a

Posted on Thu, 19 Aug 2021

Great story, Mark. You have a penchant for stories in council estate settings and an empathy that runs through your writing. Top quality, of course.

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Posted in Minefield

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Thanks for reading, insert.

Posted on Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Thanks for reading, insert. Yes, I have been registered for a while. I just need to work out what to read. Looking forward to it :)

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Posted in Leaving Home

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Italy is an amazing country.

Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021

Italy is an amazing country. I haven't visited Naples but a friend has and his description of it tallies with your wonderful poem.

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Posted in Naples: balcony overlooking Via Firenza

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I have seen both U2 and Stiff

Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021

I have seen both U2 and Stiff Little Fingers live in concert. There are some great musos included in this piece, David.

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Posted in Saint Patrick's Day (17/3/21) : Part 2 by Mr A.N.Muggins

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An evocative, highly visual

Posted on Wed, 18 Aug 2021

An evocative, highly visual piece of work. You take the reader with you in a charged poem full of emotion. I enjoyed reading that, Trevor.

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Posted in The Lane Between Two Roads

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Beautiful pic, a beautiful,

Posted on Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Beautiful pic, a beautiful, epic reverie, Jenny. Swept away with you, as always :)

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Posted in It's A Wonderful Life

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You have captured the

Posted on Sun, 15 Aug 2021

You have captured the juxtaposition of a woman attractive in capturing attention yet age taking its toll and masked with heavier make up. I can see through the low light and it's a sad but probably realistic image. Paul

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Posted in Patsy

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It seems unfair to be

Posted on Fri, 13 Aug 2021

It seems unfair to be attacked like that in Justin Mcacathy's book but I guess these things happen. It seems many held reservations about John Bowring's dealings in China, as well. This must have been a lot of work for you, Jean. Possibly a...

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Posted in Maria's Diary 41 and Epilogue

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