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Her eyes

Playing with shapes
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Petit caporal

Ho! Ho! How we laughed!
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Cherry

Second thoughts

This might get me hanged or horse-whipped as a minimum
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Gold cherry

Diversion

Simple pleasures
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Final reckoning

As it says
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173 of my comments have received 182 Great Feedback votes

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Hi Tom. Can't please everyone

Posted on Fri, 04 Oct 2019

Hi Tom. Can't please everyone and I'm certainly not going to go all apologetic over religion. Anyway, it's true, isn't it? It IS said that He created everything. When people start invoking bearded men in the sky to tell women what they can and...

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Posted in Never trust a writer

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Hi insert. There's an

Posted on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Hi insert. There's an interesting point there. I couldn't get the ending (cadence?) right, or as I heard it in my head. I'd need to rehearse it more, which is tricky at the moment. The crux of the recording issue, I suppose: performance. There's...

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Posted in In perpetuity

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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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I'm doing a part time

Posted on Sun, 17 Nov 2019

I'm doing a part time contemporary (at the moment) based one. It doesn't feel like we're into the meat of it at the moment. Been reading lots and writing my first summary responses - a kind of reflection. We have an overall one to write in...

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Posted in Diversion

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I hadn't really thought about

Posted on Sun, 17 Nov 2019

I hadn't really thought about the voice in this, in terms of addressing the imagined object / reader (I'm probably embarrassing myself with bad terminology) but it really sets the thing up and gives a reason for the unrelenting intensity. It...

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Posted in Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel (Wednesday evening. The Man in the Pink Suit. With a Bum on his Face.)

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