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My stories have been read 48381 times and 44 of my stories have been cherry picked.
14 of my 199 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 14 votes

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melanie greenwood

 

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Cocktail Hour in Kyiv

Arina’s dextrous fingers, so adept at teaching children to read and write, nimbly grate polystyrene in the park. The thickening agent is added to...
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Blueprint

Bulbs rustle in paper bags, pale corns, rhizomes, tubers to breathe new life into a barren corporate patch. Husks, tipped with green shoots, become...
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Swimming Snake

The grass snake purls water, spreads ripples across the canal’s slow-undulating surface. A miniature, muscular wave roils shadows of heaped summer...
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Heron-haunted Pool

Ropy jelly congeals in a shallow pool, fringed by rushes, swelling frogspawn absorbs blue sky into green shade. Tadpoles wiggle loose, like dark...
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The Goodbye

No smile or words. Rigid, unyielding, for that last photograph. His arm, slack, around my shoulder. I turn from the shot. Hide my tears, knowing he...

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14 of my comments have received 14 Great Feedback votes

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stunning

Posted on Thu, 30 Dec 2021

Simply gorgeous, all good art makes you see something in a new, sumptuous light, that's what you've managed beautifully.

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Posted in Mistletoe

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ace

Posted on Fri, 10 Dec 2021

Story telling. Love the short, sharp, descriptive sentences, the wonderful pitch black humour and the road movie like tale. 

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Posted in Schrodinger’s Dog part 2

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brilliant

Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021

love the rythm of this, made to be spoken, goes with the pace, lovely sense of atmosphere, smell, vision and that last line nailed it perfectly...

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Posted in Naples: balcony overlooking Via Firenza

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Love the helicopter hope and

Posted on Tue, 24 Aug 2021

Love the helicopter hope and the way you have tried to connect seagulls with refugees and our attitudes to both....

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Posted in jormungandr

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depth and beauty

Posted on Fri, 06 Aug 2021

My favourite is the image of the butterflies as velvet gloves clapping. I'll always see that now. Beautiful poem.

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Posted in fallow

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Love this

Posted on Sat, 24 Jul 2021

Beautiful, makes me almost want to visit Ikea!! And that place is like Hell. Loved the languid, heated description, pulse tattoo, bolt of silk. brilliant.

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Posted in In IKEA, he dreams about the woman he loves

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great imagery

Posted on Sat, 09 Nov 2019

love the feeling of childhood, the wooden and woolen connection, the moths and cicadias and how the fallen trees link to bleached bones and pennies from soldiers. Beautifully depicted. 

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Posted in Trees on the Arapuni Road

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lovely

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017

very much liked the feeling of being on the journey with you, 'intermittent percussion' of woodpecker - I could hear it so clearly.... I'd have finished it without the last two lines because the scene is already painted well...

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Posted in Forgotten Copse

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Beautiful, slow-moving, with

Posted on Wed, 16 Nov 2016

Beautiful, slow-moving, with great depth and warmth and humanity.

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Posted in Blue

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what a delight....

Posted on Fri, 14 Nov 2014

bounces along all sparkly like freckles, I heard that a face without freckles is a sky without stars and that they are the kisses of Gods and fairies....

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Posted in CINNAMON FRECKLES

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