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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.

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

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

and on Twitter PaulP@BeeRummie

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In Memoriam

Audio version at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/in-memoriam-mp3 In Memoriam Rain-clouds sweeping, weeping, lament, moss-covered, monuments of...
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Gold cherry

A Christmas Boris

This is the sixth entry in the satirical series at https://www.abctales.com/collection/pandemic-tales-bojo-and-co A Christmas Boris Dom was not dead...
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Gold cherry

A Company of Wolves

Audio version at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/a-company-of-wolves-mp3 A company of Wolves Orange-fire sun arcs lower, twilight creeps in...
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Cherry

A Fairy Tale of New York

A Fairy Tale of New York Silvery snow fell on unwashed decks, emigres sailing from an emerald isle, huddled masses yearning to breathe, dreaming...
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Cherry

Saints and Sinners – A Christmas Fable (Part Two of Two)

Part One at https://www.abctales.com/story/marandina/saints-and-sinners-christmas-fa... Saints and Sinners – A Christmas Fable (Part Two of Two) “So...
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521 of my comments have received 529 Great Feedback votes

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"... And there's always

Posted on Tue, 19 Apr 2022

"... And there's always somebody dying in poetry..." Some great one-liners in this latest instalment CM!

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Posted in Ugly Puggly 6

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It's still a relevant subject

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2022

It's still a relevant subject to debate in public. I agree that this could be developed into something bigger/longer. The groundwork is all there. I enjoyed the real life scenarios in a curious way. I think we've all been affected by drug taking...

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Posted in Drugs - where's the harm?

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Those latest sayings seem to

Posted on Fri, 15 Apr 2022

Those latest sayings seem to focus on Putinpot. And yes, never trust a man called Putin!

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Posted in The 15 Favourite Sayings Of Mr Alfred Muggins (At This Moment In Time!) (Revised)

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Agreed, moving words.

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2022

Agreed, moving words. Memories are everything and nothing when they are gone.

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Posted in These Hands

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Gorgeous poem with many,

Posted on Thu, 07 Apr 2022

Gorgeous poem with many, particularly wonderful lines. Congrats on a well deserved POTD. Paul :)

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Posted in April shower

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Some lovely thoughts on being

Posted on Fri, 15 Apr 2022

Some lovely thoughts on being a grandparent (except for the bit about Stockport County lol). Enjoyed your poem. Paul :)

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Posted in When One Is One

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I was right there with you.

Posted on Thu, 14 Apr 2022

I was right there with you. Sometimes just watching life pass by is enough. A lovely read :)

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Posted in Passing Time

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I can feel the invective in

Posted on Tue, 12 Apr 2022

I can feel the invective in Alfred's words. Putin gone rogue sums it up nicely!

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Posted in Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Alfred N.Muggins

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A tantalising final line

Posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2022

A tantalising final line which sets off the rest of the story. Another gripping tale with a twist. Nicely done, Hilary. Paul

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Posted in The Telephone

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"musings now in poetry.."

Posted on Wed, 06 Apr 2022

"musings now in poetry.." "Yes, as we get older we end up valuing memories more. Referencing them in poems is as good a way as any to preserve moments for posterity. Deftly done with an articulate, light touch. Paul :)

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Posted in Amongst The Memories

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