Philip Sidney

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I have 143 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
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Southall Girl

Doreen of the twilight shift suffers with her nerves, leaves them with her handbag to join the line-up at the belt - strip lit, focus down, this is...
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Ingrid

Grey Sunday, Casablanca, tea slopped over homework, to be finished in maths, sat at the back, pretending to listen - cheap little actress, lashes...
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Night-flying in North Wales

In daylight the sleek, black, gleam of wing flashes above slate tiles tilts and slips into a gap in the mountain. Later- you look up past a neighbour...
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Cold Call

I hang wet sheets on the line and they slap me - they struggle in the spring air so I leave them with the resilient daffodils, the colour of...
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The Cow Hand's Wife (Poetry Monthly)

Tedious green sates the lazy cows, they chew in dull absence and wait for the next round of milking. A crow rummages in a fresh pile of digested...
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320 of my comments have received 318 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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Or we'll find ourselves

Posted on Sat, 08 Jul 2017

Or we'll find ourselves bumping along with some other oddness imposed by our 'leaders'.

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Posted in Something's broke

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A great sense of energy made

Posted on Sat, 08 Jul 2017

A great sense of energy made with these rhythms.

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Posted in Festival Of Life (Freeform poem)

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How wonderfully restful.

Posted on Sat, 08 Jul 2017

How wonderfully restful.  Really nice use of rhyme too.

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Posted in Soothing

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Haha, serves him right!

Posted on Thu, 06 Jul 2017

Haha, serves him right!

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Posted in The Errorphobe

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I don't quite get it - but I

Posted on Tue, 27 Jun 2017

I don't quite get it - but I like it.

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Posted in After Inventing Poe

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Lots of interesting touches

Posted on Wed, 21 Jun 2017

Lots of interesting touches here, I really enjoyed it.

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Posted in Daddio and Beyond

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Haha!  I have long greyish

Posted on Sat, 10 Jun 2017

Haha!  I have long greyish hair too - if you do yours I'll do mine. laugh

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Posted in Not Going With The Flow

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