Philip Sidney

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I have 152 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 208906 times and 185 of my stories have been cherry picked.
363 of my 5,035 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 358 votes

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Froglet Nonet

Tadpoles move in green language, fluid commas wriggle between voiceless speech marks, quiet apostrophes, wordless as the mermaid who swapped her...
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Net

The globe was netted - over time it calcified, fossified, petrified. Take it out into the sun and swing it around your head - warmth will soften it...
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Moths

Moths are back to feed on the fabric of our lives. Larvae slip soft bodies from cylindrical casings - invisible teeth unpick our stories - woven with...
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Blood and Other Substances

My brother took a DNA test - wrote me the chain of expected stuff: british-isles-france-germany-scandanavia-south-asia-italy-iberia-sub-saharan-...
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Looking for Monica

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363 of my comments have received 358 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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Oh people and their bad

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018

Oh people and their bad advice.  I love the end!

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Posted in Words to the Wise

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One of Well Wisher's

Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017

One of Well Wisher's beautiful tales is our facebook and twitter pick of the day.  Do read and share.

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Posted in The Visitor

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Love how you show writing can

Posted on Thu, 02 Aug 2018

Love how you show writing can be that extra dimension of ourselves.

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Posted in A Puzzle

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So many skillful connections

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018

So many skillful connections - a moving piece.

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Posted in The Blue Box

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What a gripping story, very

Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018

What a gripping story, very believable.

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Posted in The End of Marianne Brownleaf’s Teaching Career

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To quote Kevin from Home

Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018

To quote Kevin from Home Alone, 'Television is my life', and if I ruled the world there'd be a hell of a lot more Scandi noir and feminist art docs.  But I don't and this is genius and our facebook and twitter pick of the day. 

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Posted in Today's TV

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