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Another bar, another beer

Nodes of self-discovery
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Of myths and monsters

Something about those roads, which once stretched mysteriously towards dull glass towers or the vanishing point of shade trees, and along which I’ve...

An Irish pub off Sol

Fighting the sedative effect of televised sport.
Gold cherry

El jardín de tranquilidad

The garden of tranquility - a giant leap to where?
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164 of my comments have received 172 Great Feedback votes

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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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Great pick of the day. You've

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019

Great pick of the day. You've got so much into that first verse, Di. Brings the senses alive. Good point about access and people buying these wilderness places up. They want it all to themselves. Everything. And they'll get it. True also about...

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Posted in bluebells

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Blimey. Sitting on a bench

Posted on Sat, 04 May 2019

Blimey. Sitting on a bench with the sun just sunk behind trees scribbling out something new and just saw this.

Thank you x

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Posted in Never far from where we start

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Morning Ed. It's lovely to

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019

Morning Ed. It's lovely to hear from you again and I know exactly what you're saying. I expect there's a less than pragmatic reason for moving away from English close to centres of government and administration in the EU. The pragmatic reason for...

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Posted in Among friends

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:))))

Posted on Sat, 20 Oct 2018

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Thanks insert. It was a tremendous success. Lots of nice poetry. Inspiration for All Quiet On The Western (Weston?) Front. A Blackadder series. Spin-off household technologies that we now take for granted, like the tank. Knitted...

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Posted in General Synopsis

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Nice wordsmithying. Betrays

Posted on Sun, 26 Aug 2018

Nice wordsmithying. Betrays that erudition again. Not sure about progress, though. Too passive.

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Posted in Army of Poets

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Thanks ice rivers. I'll try.

Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018

Thanks ice rivers. I'll try.

I think an action moment is a good place to start with a non-linear telling. The crash. Then people are ready to know the whys and wherefores. The trick is keeping the glued from thereon. Sometimes we get too...

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Posted in August 26, 1989 (heaven part 3)

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Yes. The quote's his. Ok.

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018

Yes. The quote's his. Ok. Will do. I commented on part 4, I think, about the drafts and maybe looking at getting them more polished ahead of posting them. You'll pick up more readers and feedback.

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Posted in Better Angels of La Grange (heaven part 2)

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Hi ice rivers. Contractions

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018

Hi ice rivers. Contractions are just where we reduce (usually auxiliary verbs) from "I would" to "I'd" etc. She is - she's.

In direct speech it sounds more natural as it's how we tend to speak, in narrative writing it's more relaxed and...

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Posted in Darien Lake Flashback (heaven part 4)

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I hope not. There have been

Posted on Sat, 28 Jul 2018

I hope not. There have been some superb novel length pieces produced on here. Readers are encouraging but human. I think people drop out and then sometimes drop in again, but there's usually a core who stay with it. It goes without saying that...

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