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Friday 19 July

God, it's hot.
Cherry

Bar Menéndez

Nothing is forever.
Cherry

Counting down

Here and now stuff - rough around the edges
Cherry

Largesse

Adventures from a bus

Can't you go any faster?

Imagined conversation.

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162 of my comments have received 170 Great Feedback votes

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Tube/Metro is a great

Posted on Wed, 03 Jul 2019

Tube/Metro is a great stimulus for thinking and writing. This is great, Jane. I really enjoyed reading it. It has an intensity like the enclosure of a carriage.

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Posted in A Man Riding the Tube Train

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A very honest piece. I've

Posted on Sat, 01 Dec 2018

A very honest piece. I've been numbed by the response of the BBC to all this, whose approach is to produce a statistical analysis proving that there is no problem. So are the almost daily reports fake news? Or was fake news the failure to report...

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Posted in When Death Comes Too Soon

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Lovely and sparse. Well

Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2018

Lovely and sparse. Well thought-out, Elsie.

A real invitation to think about what's going on in the spaces between the lines.

I was wondering if RUN! needs to be there?

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Posted in Go Now

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What a lovely piece, Gayle. I

Posted on Mon, 25 Jun 2018

What a lovely piece, Gayle. I'm so glad you posted it. Our cat had two homes. We only found out in his latter years. He'd often wait a whole evening outside the pub at the end of the street for my brother, my dad and I to come out and make little...

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Posted in Cats and Cuddles

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Thanks Di_Hard. Writers.

Posted on Sat, 07 Apr 2018

Thanks Di_Hard. Writers. Critics. Readers. All you can do is get on with the job and see what comes. You should have seen how many times I had to rethread the needle. I turned up for my Eng Lit exam on the wrong day, about 40 years ago. I've been...

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Posted in On sewing buttons

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Thanks everyone. I'm always

Posted on Thu, 06 Jul 2017

Thanks everyone. I'm always amazed and very grateful when someone says something nice about something that I can't seem to help doing.

Maybe something to share: I've recently written three pieces / poetry (?) that readers and writers on...

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Posted in Tail-end

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It follows the Block School

Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015

It follows the Block School of repetitive poetry, Philip. Founded on Temple Meads station at around 23:30 last night. I'm hoping the Culture Secretary will request that a plaque be installed.

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Posted in Temple of despair

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Feels like a proposal for a

Posted on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Feels like a proposal for a longer work. It's crying out for some quotations and maybe naming a few names (in spite of your concerns).

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Posted in Hero or Zero?

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Sad affairs, those. Part of

Posted on Sun, 30 Jun 2019

Sad affairs, those. Part of the rich weave, though. I'm immediately thinking someone very old but maybe not. Just not high enough on friends' lists of priorities. At least the narrator was there, so maybe the others didn't matter so much. I like...

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Posted in Eulogies

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I always love these pieces

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019

I always love these pieces where protagonists are made contemporary (or something like that) and ordinary. The quirk of a canine Cleopatra is sublime. Lovely piece.

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Posted in Anthony and Cleopatra

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