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I have 165 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 661045 times and 104 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Walrussey For Wally They say that you dozed off on an iceberg and awoke on Irish shores, a Nordic visitor without a horde, lonely wanderer, far from...
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An Octopus Picks Litter at the End of the World

A serrated bottle cap. A triangle of green glass. These are unusual shells: strange, immortal tools that she collects during a morning’s foraging...

The Obligatory Snow Poem

I have spent the afternoon in 1961, and out on the quad I think I witness Adolf Eichmann building a snowman.


I sit in the trees that are made from amber glass, making notes, and think of another tree growing in Jerusalem for those who invented God.

Games People Play

I'm looking down through the blue gloom to a heart-shaped sea anemone that blooms purple like a familiar bruise.


3 of my comments have received 3 Great Feedback votes

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This is full of such

Posted on Sat, 06 Feb 2010

This is full of such gorgeous imagery, Maddie - and it's very atmospheric. I love: 'blossom sketched against bark; fragmentary blooms suddenly full,' Magic xxxRead full comment

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'Reflections drawn from

Posted on Sat, 05 Jul 2008

'Reflections drawn from heart shaped mirrors' Such a poignant line! And I too love how the structure of the poem relates to the movement of a carousel.Read full comment

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This is such a beautiful

Posted on Wed, 25 Jun 2008

This is such a beautiful poem, the subtle rhyme scheme really adds to the rhythm of the poem - and the imagery is superlative!Read full comment

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