Philip Sidney

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I have 161 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 286764 times and 203 of my stories have been cherry picked.
378 of my 5,356 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 374 votes

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Meeting Ourselves Coming Back

I visited the new Birmingham Library to renew my vows and give thanks. I had never fallen out of love; I’d just been distracted by the easy...
Cherry

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...
Cherry
Story of the week

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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Poem of the week

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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378 of my comments have received 374 Great Feedback votes

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I really like these super

Posted on Sun, 15 Mar 2015

I really like these super short stories, very clever.

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Posted in romance-fiction

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A lovely moment, the devotion

Posted on Sat, 14 Mar 2015

A lovely moment, the devotion very young children can have to their teachers and mum there to pick up the pieces. 

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Posted in Chicks

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Beautifully structured, has

Posted on Sat, 14 Mar 2015

Beautifully structured, has the rythm of trains, a brief encounter, melancholic and romantic- if trains can be.

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Posted in Passing Trains in Winter Rain

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Always at the back of our

Posted on Mon, 09 Mar 2015

Always at the back of our minds, slipping on that stair.  (Just thinking you wanted 'too' not 'to' in the second line.)

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Posted in I CAN NOT BE CYNICAL

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Such powerful images, I can

Posted on Sat, 07 Mar 2015

Such powerful images, I can feel the pain.

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Posted in Young Hearts

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Slipping out the back way,

Posted on Sat, 07 Mar 2015

Slipping out the back way, what a great, if shady, character. Darkly humorous.

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Posted in Don't count on Me

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What a lovely romantic walk

Posted on Thu, 05 Mar 2015

What a lovely romantic walk through the city.

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Posted in Waterloo Sunset

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The slow descent down the

Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2015

The slow descent down the stairs, it begins so optimistically to end in grief.   Strong and effective images.

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Posted in Shadows on the Stairs

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Beautiful, austere images.

Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2015

Beautiful, austere images.  Really like this.

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Posted in serenity

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You've made us notice her and

Posted on Sun, 01 Mar 2015

You've made us notice her and you have sung her!

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Posted in To The Girl That's Not Sung

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