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I have 39 stories published in 6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 11529 times and 26 of my stories have been cherry picked.
62 of my 375 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 62 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.

My stories

Mr Clean

Eddie Sinclair had loved lockdown. He revelled in the lack of contact, the isolation, the chance to be free from other people’s germs. Microbes were...

Lockdown Walkees

Today was a great day to be alive, it was Tuesday, after all. Not just any Tuesday…well…yes just another Tuesday. Skye woofer was lying in the hall...

The Hotel at the Edge of the World

John and Ali were star-crossed. They had met as teenagers at a night club. John had spotted Ali and Tina looking over a balcony at the dance floor...
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Haunted

It had been 18 months. The world had moved on. Life was engulfed by a pandemic; individual tragedies subsumed by a crisis. The searchlight of...

Our Christmas Animal House

It was before the Feast of Stephen that I first recall, The copious snow that lay all around my house, T'was that Yuletide warmth that came so tall, When I would throw open my wreath festooned doors to a mouse.

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62 of my comments have received 62 Great Feedback votes

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I wish I flowed with prose

Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2020

I wish I flowed with prose like that. So fluent, so rhythmic

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Posted in Aware Of Letting Go

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Oh yes - Barnstaple it is. I

Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020

Oh yes - Barnstaple it is. I've been there a few times as well. Thanks for spotting that and duly edited. There is a Barnstable in the US which would throw the geography out a tad! Yes, there is a part 2 at...

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Posted in Empire State (Part Three) - The Devil in Tintagel

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Ah. Not so good. On that word

Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020

Ah. Not so good. On that word pivots the emotion of this poem. Moving and now even more personal. Paul

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Posted in The Visitable Past

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You see so much in nature

Posted on Wed, 18 Nov 2020

You see so much in nature that translates to your poems. You must enjoy pondering, drawing inspiration from what you see.

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Posted in Locard’s Exchange Principle

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Gorgeous

Posted on Sun, 08 Nov 2020

Gorgeous

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Posted in Beyond The Call Of Duty

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Gotcha

Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2020

Gotcha. Super poem, of course. Very topical just now. The world awaits...with baited breath.

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Posted in Pataphor

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Time

Posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2020

Time is indeed malleable. Haunting reflection of the beauty of nature

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Posted in Screech

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Worthy

Posted on Sat, 31 Oct 2020

A worthy tribute to a wonderful creature

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Posted in Blood

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Crinoline figures

Posted on Sat, 31 Oct 2020

"Crinoline figures hovering" I'm not sure what these are but I like it!

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Posted in Shadows Of The Past

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Beautiful

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020

Beautiful and sanguine

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Posted in Dutch Elm Disease

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