Philip Sidney

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I have 164 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 331973 times and 209 of my stories have been cherry picked.
401 of my 5,471 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 398 votes

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Illicit Exercise

I’ve taken to running around the field behind my house - you might not call it running - but there is an element of privacy the field affords which...
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Pooky gets a Break

Needless to say, the old Bingo game was not all it was cracked up to be. Phil was not a man made for work. Yes, he could turn up, schmooze, regale an...
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Pooky and The Philanderer

Glad was a bingo fiend, that’s why she was on the coach tour in the first place, but she’d been in Pretty Pigs, Scarborough’s third worst hotel, for...
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Trees on the Arapuni Road

When they felled the high trees mother was delighted she lived in fear of their imminent collapse onto our matchbox house despite their wounds they...
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Talking to My Mother

Talking to my mother is easier now she is dead - she’d put me into orbit but I was more of a spin-off - not an asteroid or meteorite on a trajectory...
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401 of my comments have received 398 Great Feedback votes

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Is there anything more

Posted on Mon, 09 Mar 2020

Is there anything more wonderful than the earth?  As rich and as complex as the finest compost - this is our facebook and twitter pick of the day - do share it!

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Posted in Ode to Compost

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I found this blissful piece

Posted on Sun, 12 Sep 2004

I found this blissful piece of loveliness as I was rummaging through the archives - I hope you like it too - so share if you do - because it's our facebook and twitter pick of the day!

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Posted in Winter Dreams

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I'm so sorry for your loss,

Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss, what an amazing life your father had.  Thank you so much for sharing some of his story with us. Xx

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Posted in Shlamek

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I like the way time seems to

Posted on Tue, 19 Jan 2016

I like the way time seems to slow down to hold the moment, like a segment of slow motion at the centre of fast motion film.  Beautiful language.

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Posted in All change

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Wish I could remember back

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Wish I could remember back this far, I sometimes thik I can recall moments from being a baby, I guess  it's all lurking there somewhere.  Really interesting perspective.

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Posted in First Day First Memory

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So closely and precisely

Posted on Wed, 14 Jan 2015

So closely and precisely observed.  A childhood summer preserved in amber - beautiful and moving.

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Posted in The Mechanic

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The small details of the

Posted on Fri, 21 Nov 2014

The small details of the mundane show how momentus the last contact is, all is preserved, impossible to resolve.  I like the ideas of soaking up your mother as yourself.  When we lose our mothers we lose some of ourself.

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Posted in My Mother Myself

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There's a sense of gentle

Posted on Wed, 16 Sep 2020

There's a sense of gentle retreat here which is in turns comforting and unsettling.

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Posted in In Quiet Moments

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Such a beautiful and moving

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020

Such a beautiful and moving piece.

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Posted in Salamander

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This is wonderful!

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2020

This is wonderful!

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Posted in Thinking Out Loud

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