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Chance

Intentionally short

Makes yer proud

Lineside lines

Respite

So much value in such an unassuming word
Cherry

Worlds apart

Idle thoughts on where we find ourselves
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197 of my comments have received 209 Great Feedback votes

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I'm so glad this was picked.

Posted on Mon, 02 Dec 2019

I'm so glad this was picked. What an inspiring and wonderful read, better for being so well told.

I also found my way into (kind of) teaching. I'd seen and experienced a humiliation or two, and just fallen foul of bad learning environments...

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Posted in Humiliating Cathy

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Sounds fantastic!

Posted on Thu, 28 Nov 2019

Sounds fantastic!

Get involved! :)

Lovely very descriptive piece, just as long as it needs to be. Lovely reveal reminds me of how we were taught to "unwind" large trucks towards the exit of a roundabout.

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Posted in gloaming

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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've got dozens of pages in

Posted on Sun, 17 Nov 2019

I've got dozens of pages in notebooks. It's hard to write about this. And in some sense disloyal and self-centred. A problem of our times, perhaps, as we're pushed and pushed to improve and achieve. I'd been wondering what I'd do for a year or...

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Posted in Second thoughts

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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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Conjured lots of images,

Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019

Conjured lots of images, onemorething.

Lovely visual writing - light and easy to trip through (skills).

Called to mind a graveyard I stopped by once outside Uttoxeter. Climbing, bushing entanglement of ivy. I remember the parakeets...

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Posted in Graveyards

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Wow. Crazy roller-coaster

Posted on Sun, 27 Oct 2019

Wow. Crazy roller-coaster fire in fireworks factory story. Brilliant. Yes, I get the Reilly comparison, but I enjoyed this more. I'm glad you kept going with it. I'll read on over the coming days. Far more interesting than some things I've been...

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Posted in Seven Nights in the Flamingo Hotel

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Bloody great!!!!

Posted on Tue, 08 Oct 2019

Bloody great!!!!

So many ingredients in this warming concoction. You are chef-in-chief indeed, Ed.

I was joking with someone yesterday about the Spanish term for a "wordsearch". That term describes your creation here (o quizá sopa...

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Posted in This October Brings Endings

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Great poem, too. You really

Posted on Sat, 26 Aug 2017

Great poem, too. You really are very literary. I feel like I'm playing at it. I've read some of those works by Eliot over and over and never got all that. Do you need to formally study pieces to get it?

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Posted in Evening Walk in a Seaside Town

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Hi Di. Yes, you're right.

Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019

Hi Di. Yes, you're right.

Do you know what I remember? I remember when the council estates had a broad range of people living in them. Sure, some streets were worse than others (Peterhill Drive, Spalding Avenue), where the council...

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Posted in What happened?

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