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My stories have been read 495485 times and 374 of my stories have been cherry picked.
156 of my 4,671 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 163 votes

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Nicola, I owe you

How I came to be here. Why I remain. People. Gracias Nicola, Tariq, Rafa, Claudia, Sandra and Pietre. And anyone else who might be in the reckoning.

Working among raised hairs

Whilst watching a spider building its web on my arm.
Cherry

Changing history

Proposed rewrite of part 17 and closing scene of "Boatman's Tale"
Cherry

Autonomy - Epilogue

In the weeks that followed the death of John Chine, several notable events occurred. A pessimist or paranoiac might conclude that these were related.

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156 of my comments have received 163 Great Feedback votes

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Enjoyable, again. Sounds a

Posted on Sat, 28 Apr 2018

Enjoyable, again. Sounds a bit like Dorset, but could be anywhere along the south coast.

I found I had to re-read the final paragraph a few times. It doesn't seem to read as easily as its predecessors.

Intriguing story.

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Posted in The Secret of Hillnesss Point 3

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He's in the pile by the bed.

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

He's in the pile by the bed. Sometimes he just hits the spot. What made me think of him was the way you closed this one. Not being a highly trained operative, I'm not sure if it's pathos. Could be. But leaves the story hanging in the air like...

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Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 2)

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That's a good point from Ewan

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

That's a good point from Ewan. The story has a kind of Raymond Carver-ish sense to it.

No diagnosis, then. Googling things like that can turn a person to drink.

Great characters and scenes by the way.

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Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 2)

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Always a shame about the kids

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

Always a shame about the kids, resilient as they seem. More so than Robert's abdomen.

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Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 1)

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Stinson sounds like me. :)

Posted on Sun, 22 Apr 2018

Stinson sounds like me. :)

Nice awe inspiring monday morning read.

Better get up and see if anything is happening. You lose something having the BBC app on your phone. It just delivers an unsatisfying "plunk".

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Posted in Subjectivist Twaddle

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Yes, you're right, of course,

Posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2018

Yes, you're right, of course, about form. I love the Stonehenge analogy and I've learnt a new word. A friend introduced me to "Poetry" by William Wantling. Wantling makes a good point, but it's not the only way of seeing it. What could be more...

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Posted in So long

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Aaaaah. I haven't read him,

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

Aaaaah. I haven't read him, but I've read about him. You've just reminded me to take a look. If you like descriptive poetry with a natural or landscape theme, have a look at William Carlos Williams. Plath has her moments, too, in "The Colossus...

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Posted in Chutes of Spring

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The rain cycle /

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

The rain cycle / precipitation cycle, or whatever it was they tried to teach us, in a poem full of images and chill watery alliteration. I love the minimalism of this. Really nicely done Di_Hard.

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Posted in Chutes of Spring

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More!!!

Posted on Mon, 12 Feb 2018

More!!!

You wouldn't be the first person to write a trilogy in five parts.

Bang-on about those late teenage years. Bang-on about a lot of things. Just been chatting outside a building in the north of the city with a quirky,...

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I know. It's a bugger. Pity

Posted on Sun, 11 Feb 2018

I know. It's a bugger. Pity the adverbs. Adjectives frantically running for any available cover. Or calmly making their way. So heroic. You, too, midear.

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Posted in The old folks

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