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DIY

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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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330 of my comments have received 328 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 is our poem of the week,

Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017

This is our poem of the week, well done.

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Posted in Dot

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Heartbreaking and beautiful.

Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017

Heartbreaking and beautiful.

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Posted in Dot

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Beautifully meditative.

Posted on Sun, 12 Nov 2017

Beautifully meditative.

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Posted in Jogging in the park

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Loved this story!

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2017

Loved this story!  Brilliantly witchy. devil

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Posted in Cheetah

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Really clever use of pronouns

Posted on Sat, 07 Oct 2017

Really clever use of pronouns, the He giving distance and the I taking ownership. There's something truthful here that you insist the reader confronts.

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Posted in .12 wet dreams

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Great to get another chapter

Posted on Sat, 07 Oct 2017

Great to get another chapter of this compelling story.

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Posted in "Past or Present" Chapter 10

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