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I have 23 stories published in 0 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 24672 times and 32 of my stories have been cherry picked.
6 of my 155 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 6 votes

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melanie greenwood


My stories

Queen of Coco-Pops

Soon she’ll be released from here, her faded, smutty chair. Blowflies halo stained-glass wings in dusk’s green gloom; smoke banks, clings. Lank...

Silk Moths’ Secrets (for Nobel prize-winner Adolf Friedrich Butenandt)

Party Member 3716562 calculated bomber pilots’ oxygen uptake, surrendered human sex hormones to crystalline, drawn to female silk moths’ volatile...

No Good News

Grey dawn with builder’s tea and buttered toast my computer eyes the dark world for sewer stories that stick like burrs. The woman who axes her...

Summer's end

Rain hammers on windows before the hurricane. I fling open the wardrobe where summer still hangs; scented with perfume and sunscreen, translucent...

Toad Spring 2018

The soil suddenly breathed as I forked a pale Hellebore into sodden earth. Almost riven through a spoon-backed, squat toad. Warty: blotched green-...


6 of my comments have received 6 Great Feedback votes

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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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Wonderful poem

Posted on Fri, 13 Jun 2014

great verve, colour and having just come back from a walk and several stings climbing over a style, so true, really enjoyed this... thank you!

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Posted in Nettles

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written with love and serenity

Posted on Sun, 06 Apr 2014

Read it at her wedding eveyone will love it....might take out all the 'the's' in first verse, don't need them and without takes you closer to action (not I didn't say 'the' action) and as many of those other ones as you can...x

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Posted in Coldplay wordplay wedding day

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Posted on Tue, 01 Apr 2014

Enjoyed the language you used and the build-up feels very authentic.....and hands are very special to hold and they way they mould to yours........ not joined long enough to read all the chapters but well done for getting this far....

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