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My stories have been read 741943 times and 474 of my stories have been cherry picked.
197 of my 5,167 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 209 votes

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Observing

By the bridge again
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Gold cherry

The birch

Through a bare window

Running out of reading

As opposed to Running out of Reading
Cherry

Season of hope?

It's barely light
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Gold cherry

Home

Out of body
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197 of my comments have received 209 Great Feedback votes

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I had Joyce as coach passing

Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2018

I had Joyce as coach passing signals to Beckett in midfield. Allen "Hands" Ginsberg in goal.

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Posted in Vamos España

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How lovely. And also tragic.

Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018

How lovely. And also tragic. A wonderful message from a whale. My only thought was the "at" in "query at the sky". Wonderfully balanced rendering.

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Posted in Where I Belong

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Nice read, Richard. Hope you

Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018

Nice read, Richard. Hope you're well. Have a wonderful day.

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Posted in He Who Is Sent

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Yes, there's something

Posted on Sun, 17 Jun 2018

Yes, there's something predictable about the administration of justice. I like the repeated line. It works well.

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Posted in All Rise

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There's never no war. They

Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018

There's never no war. They just move it around.

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Posted in One hundred years

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Very uplifting. I like the

Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018

Very uplifting. I like the idea of abandoning the quinine altogether and going straight to the juniper. Nice piece Richard.

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Posted in It's More Than Poetry

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Lovely. You've written the

Posted on Sat, 28 Apr 2018

Lovely. You've written the innocence of the crayon into the poem.

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Posted in Collaboration

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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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