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I have 37 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 25227 times and 49 of my stories have been cherry picked.
39 of my 335 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 38 votes

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Mark Say

My stories

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Izzy Wizzy

A tortured man ... dark magic ... and Sooty.
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Elephant Dung

Love turns sour as two people stare at a painting that uses more than paint. (Inspired by Chris Ofili)
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Lucas (part 2/2)

A ventriloquist's dummy hits hard times
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Lucas (part 1/2)

A ventriloquist's dummy hits hard times
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The Straw Man (part 2/2)

A young boy is distressed by what his father does to a scarecrow

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39 of my comments have received 38 Great Feedback votes

1 Vote

Painful but sweet

Posted on Sat, 22 Aug 2015

Great story Silver. You've created an awful situation, tapped into some deeply uncomfortable emotions, but produced something that's ultimately life affirming. Terrific.

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Posted in The X Factor

1 Vote

Excellent

Posted on Sat, 22 Aug 2015

Agree with A on this: pace and structure are perfect and it does a great job at conveying the anxiety attached to cold judgements passed by others. We all know this is a world full of grey areas and nuance, but often we're judged on black and...

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Posted in Result (Inspiration Point)

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Sad and charming

Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015

Lovely poem Silver. I like the way you convey the sense that we might try to concentrate our memories in objects that can then be discarded, but that we can never really do so. Short, bitter sweet and quite moving.

One little point: I...

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Posted in Moving On

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Ouch!

Posted on Sat, 28 Feb 2015

Prickly and painful in its emotions, but I like this for the way it conveys the harm we can do to each other through not talking.

 

Good one Basket Case.

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Posted in I couldn't ask, you wouldn't say.

1 Vote

Oooowww!

Posted on Sun, 01 Feb 2015

Painful, but so real. Captures the way that peer pressure contributes to emotional cruelty among children, and I like the way that you convey Clare's sense of shame without actually stating it. Well done Hayley.

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Posted in Growing Up

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I like this ...

Posted on Sat, 10 Jan 2015

... despite the concluding tragedy. There's a constant emphasis on the mundane but with a suggestion that it can bring just as much joy to a person's life as enduring discomforts in pursuit of over-indulgence. It might be a conservative message,...

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Posted in Lucky For Me

1 Vote

Effectively vivid

Posted on Thu, 02 Oct 2014

I think this portrays a dramatic little scene in very vivid terms, and made me want to know more about the characters. It was a little frustrating in coming across as just a fragment of something larger, but id does convey the tension within the...

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Posted in The Distance Between Them

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Excellent

Posted on Thu, 04 Sep 2014

Conveys so many old yearnings and frustrations in one brief incident. Well done Torscot.

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Posted in My little Indian in Summer (I.P.)

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Funny, and horribly true

Posted on Sat, 21 Jun 2014

Short, sharp and lethal. Well done Scorpio.

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Posted in Let us pray for the clever people

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Well done SG

Posted on Thu, 20 Mar 2014

Very good. I really like the way you conveyed all the disappointments and little triumphs in a career with such economy. The short sentences work very well in the context and those scraps of detail do a great job of conveying the changes of...

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Posted in The End of the Pier

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