Philip Sidney

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I have 160 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 268887 times and 200 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Looking for Lucy Lloyd

While recording lives of others her own slipped away. She lingers in sepia as a face that won’t fit. Victorian vicar’s daughter - poor relation to...
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Ghost Hunting in New England

I only ever saw a ghost once. It was a few days after the death of my father. I hadn’t expected him to die; ever. He died before we had managed to...
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City Loving

You took me in your concrete arms - I felt the chill of your fabrication against my tender skin. You scratched me, bruised me, won me. I grew older...
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Map Reading for Beginners

Wisdom criss-crosses the papery surface. Colour, symbol, measure, land, made knowable, traversable. Reality, scaled down. Stroke the mossy rock,...

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379 of my comments have received 364 Great Feedback votes

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Such a strong sense of

Posted on Sun, 01 Mar 2015

Such a strong sense of isolation, heart-felt.

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Posted in Battered Shells

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Goodness!  A nice sense of

Posted on Sun, 01 Mar 2015

Goodness!  A nice sense of time and place and an unusual take on The Fitzgerald story.  Grim but well written.

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Posted in Bernice Bobs Her Head

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Hard to know what perfection

Posted on Fri, 27 Feb 2015

Hard to know what perfection is, there is so much that is wonderful in imperfection.  Love the penitential tone, we do love beating ourselves up. Great prayer of a poem.

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Posted in PERFECT

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Full of sadness and yearning

Posted on Sat, 28 Feb 2015

Full of sadness and yearning for improvement.

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Posted in Tears or Rain

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Lovely, the anticipation of

Posted on Fri, 27 Feb 2015

Lovely, the anticipation of cherry blossom, nothing lasting.

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Posted in ganja haiku set

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Oh, you have this on twice.

Posted on Tue, 24 Feb 2015

Oh, you have this on twice.  Lovely story.  The lies we have to tell as children to get by and the start of story telling too.

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Posted in An Essay on Everest

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Love the hypnosis idea,

Posted on Fri, 20 Feb 2015

Love the hypnosis idea, another gripping read.

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Posted in The Untold Story of a Grim Reaper: Chapter 12: Ethel & Julius

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So Lilli is not so bad

Posted on Thu, 19 Feb 2015

So Lilli is not so bad,although pretty bad. your novel grwing well and remains intriguing entertaining, I wonder how it can end?

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Posted in The Untold Story of a Grim Reaper: Chapter 10: Murder Reaper

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Goodness, you've been

Posted on Thu, 19 Feb 2015

Goodness, you've been involved in so many writing projects - He-Man!  I could see this except as an animation, it delves into dark places but with some wry humour too, slightly nightmarish.   Colonel Koslovsky is quite a character.

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Posted in Excerpt from DAVID AND THE COLONEL (A true story following a character in my best-selling children's novel "Jacob's Rescue", Random House))

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