MJG

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My stories have been read 52525 times and 51 of my stories have been cherry picked.
15 of my 216 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 15 votes

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melanie greenwood

 

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Tongue Untied

I’m your tongue. Eight tied, malleable muscles, anchored by a hidden root; plush with arteries, branching nerves, hot-wired to your brain. I lost my...
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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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Story of the week

Teenage Twitterati

Homing instinct honed, they alight flapping, cawing, at midnight. Smoking on the wing, their sequined plumage drenched in vodka, bypassing my over-...
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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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15 of my comments have received 15 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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