Philip Sidney

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I have 166 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 367700 times and 212 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Huldufolk (Poetry Monthly)

We are not so different, our spirits grow thin in the absence of joy, you wonder how we survive chill lives spent skipping into rocks, cracked by ice...
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Triptych 3: Souls

Children nod heads at the priest as he instructs them on sin and the soul, they arrange their faces to radiate understanding, as they might for an...
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Triptych 2: Virgins

Madonnas of the bus, balance babes on denim clad limbs, all bones and angles, not soft and milky like renaissance paintings, their eyes are luminous...
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Triptych 1: Mass

Mother in a mantilla rubs her spit dampened handkerchief across a child’s face, not clean enough for God, who lives inside and judges us all. She...
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Love Song to the Universe (Poetry Monthly)

i am small a tiny dot shrinking beyond < invisibility... at the centre of the screen ♦ after all the lights are off YOU would not miss me even if...
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409 of my comments have received 406 Great Feedback votes

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What a wonderful poem!  Well

Posted on Sat, 25 Nov 2017

What a wonderful poem!  Well done.

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Posted in School  (Automatic poem)

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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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I love how this mixes the

Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017

I love how this mixes the mundane with the profound.  Startling and deeply moving.

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Posted in At the Arts Council in Manchester

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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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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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It's what is not said that

Posted on Fri, 18 Aug 2017

It's what is not said that works so well here.

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Posted in The Raven

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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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