Philip Sidney

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I have 145 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 160767 times and 172 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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By Henri Rousseau - http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2006/rousseau/surprised.shtm# , Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2040478
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Southend, 1976

Southend, 1976 burnt rock-deep past the blood-orange of closed lids into memory its brand sizzling flesh into cicatrix - tender meat cauterized...
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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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325 of my comments have received 323 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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This really holds the reader,

Posted on Thu, 31 Aug 2017

This really holds the reader, rather too many adjectives in the opening for me, but i'm nit-picking as you're after advice.  Welcome to ABCtales - really looking forward to reading more of your work.

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Posted in Eyes

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Beautiful writing!

Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017

Beautiful writing!

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Posted in Eliza

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An engaging story, lots of

Posted on Fri, 18 Aug 2017

An engaging story, lots of intriguing characterisation.

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Posted in Amended Deep Earth

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Love it!  Slightly freaky -

Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017

Love it!  Slightly freaky - but that's a good thing!

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Posted in A Letter To Remember

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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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