MJG

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My stories have been read 60185 times and 55 of my stories have been cherry picked.
18 of my 230 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 18 votes

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melanie greenwood

 

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Mother-tongue

Mother-tongue. For B Maria, mother, best friend all five languages surgically removed. I transcribed your tongue-tied signs, desperate to comprehend...
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Lough Swilly

Lough Swilly Lake of Shadows, shrouded in foundering mist at Donegal’s glacial blue hour. Black-faced sheep disappear on heathered Inishowen. A briny...
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Cherry

Cheers!

Builders abandoned their half-finished house, meaning two husbands arrived, to add to mine. Loaded, with sixteen cases of wine, one loo roll and a...
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Cherry

Who do you think you might be?

Mary had a room of her own for three months. Hidden away, 19, pregnant, silenced and a hundred miles from the tiny village of Mohill in County...
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Frontline

After your shift, you strip outside in darkling light, where an ill wind immured me. Your shadowed face, indented and chafed. ‘It’s all around,’ you...
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18 of my comments have received 18 Great Feedback votes

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Thank you Ed

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2023

For your kind words, it is a spectaculary beautiful island, I aim to go more often. I never met Marie but I listened to her lovely daughter and wrote this for her. I hope you are well now.

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Posted in Mother-tongue

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Thank for the cherries on Sunday

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2023

am also making Clafouti ! :)

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Posted in Mother-tongue

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brilliant scene-setting and dialogue

Posted on Thu, 24 Aug 2023

Loved how she manipulated you, the way she looked, the stories so blasely told. Great dialogue. My  mum was like this. Only in pubs. She wouldn't have been see dead in a cafe......! Great writing .

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Posted in Nellie the Devilment

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x

Posted on Tue, 25 Apr 2023

not my husband with courtroom drama..... that was the one with wine, loo rolll and chorizo x

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Posted in Cheers!

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Thank you for choosing me as Story of the Week!

Posted on Sun, 20 Nov 2022

I'm currently preparing for another Friday night! :)

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Posted in Teenage Twitterati

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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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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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