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I have 264 stories published in 18 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 65834 times and 56 of my stories have been cherry picked.
6 of my 207 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 6 votes

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Pab Roberts

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A good-for-nothing, gormless, sprot!' had been her school report card's most memorable quote at fourteen. Her mother taking her to task over her...

3 Haiku, Monday

The Empire Corridor Dogam train slatt-jangs, Rumbblety chittachat, gone. Calling all stations. Scouting for Girls Sausage sizzle bright, First...


He stood facing his boss, Knowing that one day One of them would be at the other's funeral. Whatever seemed important now Was just cogs in the...


A parchment map sinks in the bath, Mary dear. And loses elasticity theron. The ink flows in bubbles that slide and dissolve, our homeland washed and...

Lady Jaguarundi

The laughing girl catches me ogling her from across the bar. I'm set in stone momentarily yet manage to bring my eyes back around to Frances, who's...


6 of my comments have received 6 Great Feedback votes

1 Vote

Swashbuckling joy

Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018

Thank you for this, it got my inner parrot chirping, 'pieces of Eight!' 

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1 Vote


Posted on Sat, 09 Dec 2017

  • petal, or metal pencil case?
  • A beautiful use of imagery, like the teasing start to a zombie flick
  • fluffy gobs OF sheep's wool
  • I saW you walkin
  • One hand in front OF her
  • Growing loUder


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Posted in The Field

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Feedback (& a few typos)

Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017

  • Earl Grey
  • let's face it
  • invariably (unless deliberate as part of character's voice)
  • pre-pubescent? - the character comes across as maybe 14/15 to me (esp. if he's a 3rd year)?
  • Parallelled (british)
  • ...
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Posted in Day 1. Cope Muir High

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typo curmudgeon

Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017

Hi,  I am insanely jealous of your skill, for which I compensate with petty typo-spotting:

Decent into madness
Manager of Citadel Theatre - consistent with the capitalisation
Within 48 hours, it would all...

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Posted in Ghosts of the Leith Citadel