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I have 39 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 29670 times and 51 of my stories have been cherry picked.
44 of my 366 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 44 votes

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Mark Say

My stories

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Harold’s Big Sleep

A dog's final visit to the vet drags up a dark secret
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Second Star to the Right

Seventeen years, three meetings, two stars
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Do You Think They’ll Come Back?

What do we do when aliens have visited Earth then gone away?
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In Character

A succesful actor is confronted by the downside of fame in a supermarket aisle

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44 of my comments have received 44 Great Feedback votes

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Succinct and effective

Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019

Captures that tension between an intellectual challenge and the desire to avoid a difficult personal entanglement very well. I can sympathise with the narrator.

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Posted in Instinct Dictates

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I like ...

Posted on Sun, 24 Nov 2019

... the sense of asking something quite profound but in a brief, lighthearted way. NIce one Ewan.

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Posted in A Planet-ful of Diamonds

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I lke graveyards

Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019

This reminds me of what makes them good places to visit .... at least for some of us.

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Posted in Graveyards

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Very good as it is

Posted on Sun, 02 Jun 2019

Very engaging ... in a quite disturbing way. I like the way you concentrate all the tensions in a disintegrating marriage into some of the mundane details, like the quick exit from the shop and the consumption of coffee and snacks. I think a lot...

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Posted in Pan Out

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Good story

Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019

I like the fact that you left this with only a partial discovery, where Eve doesn't learn all the details about her mother's affair. I'd guess it's quite true to life.

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Posted in Letters from The Poet

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Very good

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019

Lots of little tensions and an expectation of future disappointment all conveyed in a few subtle details. Really enjoyed this.

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Posted in La Femme d'argent

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Nice little piece

Posted on Sat, 23 Feb 2019

Conveys a combination of mystery and confusion with a concise choice of words.

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Posted in Just Our Little Secret

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Nice poem

Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019

Simple images but nicely evocative of a relaxed walk.

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Posted in Walking Part of the Herefordshire Trail

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Works well

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019

I think it takes some time - maybe a little too long - for the tension to build, but once the creature emerges it's effective, and the twist at the end works nicely.

You need to be more consistent in your quotes: it changes between one and...

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Posted in When a Cold Wind Whistles

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Clever idea ...

Posted on Tue, 01 Jan 2019

... and a charming tale. Nice one ked.

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Posted in Closing Chapters and Starting New Ones (IP)

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