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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 a short story published in a horror anthology by @thealienbuddha in October 2022 (see https://www.abctales.com/blog/insertponceyfrenchnamehere/alien-buddhas-h...) and one due for publication in a general anthology by @LoftBooks this Autumn/Fall 2022.

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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The Artist of Swanage Downs

Audio version at: https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/the-artist-of-swanage-downs-audio The Artist of Swanage Downs Torchlight flashes across dark...
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Gold cherry

St Audrey's Bay Waterfall

Audio version at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/st-audreys-bay-waterfall-mp3 St Audrey’s Bay Waterfall Blue skies harbour cumulous clouds,...
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Cherry

The Miracle of Maldon (Part Three of Three)

You can read part one at: https://www.abctales.com/story/marandina/miracle-maldon-part-one-three You can read part two at: https://www.abctales.com/...
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Gold cherry

The Miracle of Maldon (Part Two of Three)

Part One at: https://www.abctales.com/story/marandina/miracle-maldon-part-one-three The Miracle of Maldon (Part Two of Three) Mr King jiggled a key...
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Cherry

The Miracle of Maldon (Part One of Three)

Draft for a 3-part story. The Miracle of Maldon (Part One of Three) The moon hung low in a blue sky, an intruder on a twilight horizon. The day was...
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My kinda poem. Love it! Paul

Posted on Sat, 15 Oct 2022

My kinda poem. Love it! Paul :)

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Posted in "Halloween or Samhain"

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The more fun you make it, the

Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2022

The more fun you make it, the easier it is for children to learn and remember. This kind of material is ideal for educational purposes. Nicely done, Rhiannon. Paul :) 

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Posted in Fish Finger Maths!

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A soliloquy of sorts so well

Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2022

A soliloquy of sorts so well done, Sean! Paul :) 

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Posted in Hell Puppets

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." ..each upturned plant or

Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2022

." ..each upturned plant or face, like hope..." Yes, the wonder of trees and plants in a turbulent world. We remain blessed. I found the poem emotional and quietly euphoric in the end. Very nicely done, Di. Paul :) 

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Posted in tree time

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"... watched by guardians of

Posted on Wed, 12 Oct 2022

"... watched by guardians of moon and stars.." Thoughtful and moving. The answers are somewhere in the afterthoughts, I am sure. [Should that be "... losing their husbands"?] Paul :) 

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Posted in Only The Lonely

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"... the Heavens are always

Posted on Wed, 12 Oct 2022

"... the Heavens are always shifting and perhaps it is never too late for love." There a stoicism to this with a poetic defiance of simply settling for someone else's version of you. I think. Made me think. A lot..

 

Enjoyed, of...

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Posted in Mallow Pink

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Good to see Mr & Mrs Muggins

Posted on Tue, 11 Oct 2022

Good to see Mr & Mrs Muggins going green and an interesting insight to the infrastructure appearing to support the transition away from fossil fuels. Looking forward to more instalments although, for a moment I thought I had escaped a mention...

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Posted in Alfred Awakes From A Dream, Having Arrived In Arthur’s Kingdom (A Part of Their Holiday In Devon) by Alfred N.Muggins : Part 1

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Another highly visual journey

Posted on Tue, 11 Oct 2022

Another highly visual journey. I could picture the process and progress through the seasons. Very nicely done, of course. Keep well in these colder days. Paul :) 

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Posted in Preparation

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Intrigue within intrigue.

Posted on Sun, 09 Oct 2022

Intrigue within intrigue. This pot is boiling nicely. Looking forward to reading more.. 

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Posted in "The Coffee House Spy" 5

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A visit to the dentist is

Posted on Sun, 09 Oct 2022

A visit to the dentist is always an ordeal in my book! Yes, a stitch in time and we can always learn something new. Keep writing, keep smiling our Jean. Take care. Paul x 

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