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I have 117 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 70294 times and 253 of my stories have been cherry picked.
23 of my 714 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 25 votes

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Suddenly...

“Never use the word, ‘suddenly’. This rule doesn't require an explanation. I have noticed that writers who use ‘suddenly’ tend to exercise less control in the application of exclamation marks” – Number 6 in Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing.
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Sheela-Na-Gig

"You've got a pussy..." - Rammstein
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Narrative Arc

Exposition : You were born in Birmingham or was it Manchester? I can’t quite remember any more, but don’t think this means I don’t care. You know...
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But I have promises to keep

This is a redraft of a story I wrote a while ago, but it matches this week's IP, so here it is :)
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High Arches

I am a city ghost Walking homeless in the subways Under canal bridges Towards a club beneath the railway arches In another century. The old...

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23 of my comments have received 25 Great Feedback votes

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So lovely, Tina.  The

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2015

So lovely, Tina.  The memories of our kids are so dear and so often when you're in the middle of being with them, it's hard to see that.  Think you've captured this in your poem. :)

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Posted in On my Daughter Learning to Ride

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A lovely title, Stephen and

Posted on Wed, 21 Jan 2015

A lovely title, Stephen and the whole piece seems quite experimental in a good way.  I wonder in the middle section whether there should be a slight re-edit so there's more show and less tell, but I might not be right about that.  The last line...

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Posted in Made you into a River

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Like the ambiguity of the

Posted on Tue, 07 Feb 2017

Like the ambiguity of the title - suitable for both father and son. It's serious and sad without being maudlin and this is hard to pull off. One, possible thought - does it need the last line? Doesn't everything before this make it clear without...

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Posted in The Man on the Other End of the Phone

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Merci CM.  Hard work writing

Posted on Fri, 02 Dec 2016

Merci CM.  Hard work writing something longer and trying to keep all threads going through.  I take my virtual hat off to you that you managed it in your novel :)

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Posted in Darkness settles - Delarosa, 14th September, 1975

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Like the sheer conviction of

Posted on Mon, 28 Mar 2016

Like the sheer conviction of the world you create here.  It's completely believable because you create it to be so.  Otherworldy and totally recognisable. Works well in its differentness. :)

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Posted in COSMIC ARBORETUM

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Like the rhythm and tongue in

Posted on Fri, 04 Mar 2016

Like the rhythm and tongue in cheekedness. Would make a good performance piece. :)

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Posted in the enigma of man

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Really works this, Rhiannon.

Posted on Thu, 03 Mar 2016

Really works this, Rhiannon. I like the flow and movement, leading to the ocean motion. :)

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Posted in Flowing … (Poetry Monthly)

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Kind of despairing and

Posted on Sat, 16 Jan 2016

Kind of despairing and affectionate at the same time.  Like life is really :)

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Posted in Don't talk back

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This made me giggle. I like

Posted on Sun, 13 Dec 2015

This made me giggle. I like that Alon is called Alon - think it suits his elm tree, heroin mashup. :)

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Posted in 'The first date' a chapter from my new novel 'And?'

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Very beautiful, Tina. Autumn

Posted on Thu, 24 Sep 2015

Very beautiful, Tina. Autumn and its prompts for memory always makes me sad.  You capture that and a Heaney-like, dignified getting on with things too. :)

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Posted in My Father's House

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