Philip Sidney

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I have 142 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 143336 times and 167 of my stories have been cherry picked.
312 of my 4,451 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 310 votes

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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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Kuini Takes a Break

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312 of my comments have received 310 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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This evocative memoir is a

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017

This evocative memoir is a breath of fresh air - It's our facebook and twitter pick of the day.  Well done!

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Posted in JEAN (From Ribbentrop's Chair)

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A lovely review of friendship

Posted on Thu, 18 May 2017

A lovely review of friendship.

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Posted in Why God Invented Carts

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Such a strong, lilting voice

Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017

Such a strong, lilting voice in this sad, thought-provoking piece.  Some things should not be forgotten.  Well done to your father, Elsie - this is our facebook and twitter pick of the day.

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Posted in Shlamek

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What a great read!  I read

Posted on Sat, 22 Apr 2017

What a great read!  I read the first one but not the ones between, I'm looking forward to catching up. 

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Posted in "Past or Present" Chapter 7

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A great sense of immediacy.

Posted on Sat, 15 Apr 2017

A great sense of immediacy.

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Posted in The Stone Fish

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  Very sinister.  The

Posted on Sun, 02 Apr 2017

  Very sinister.  The strumming tone is a great contrast to the dark content.

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Posted in Cider and Spider Blues ( Fire Flies part 4}

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Great sense of time and place

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017

Great sense of time and place.

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Posted in 52 Years between Avalons

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