Philip Sidney

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I have 159 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 242896 times and 198 of my stories have been cherry picked.
371 of my 5,201 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 367 votes

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Dirty Lucre

Troubles are scratching at your door again. We eat fruit and drink coffee in the sun, bright smiles collide and clink, eyes meet and blink, I know...

The Bus as a Microcosm

En masse, bus passengers are mundane. They lack the individuality possessed by drivers of the sleek cars that passengers look down at as they chug...
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Gauguin Girl

He saw my hibiscus face in sunlight, strong feet in warm dust, eyes that soaked up the world, thighs grasping heat from a horse’s flank. We listened...
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The Turnip Eaters

There was a large water stain on the wall of Katie’s new bedroom. It fascinated her. The more she looked at it the more it became clear that it was...

Legend

Key to the forest Code for the hill Runes of the river Signs haunt us still Written on the bark Engraved on the stones In the movement of water...

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371 of my comments have received 367 Great Feedback votes

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A touch of beauty amidst the

Posted on Mon, 23 Dec 2013

A touch of beauty amidst the drudgery of killing.  Always like this I suppose.  Thought-provoking.

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Posted in Coventry carol

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I like the perspective of the

Posted on Sat, 20 Dec 2014

I like the perspective of the old man, this adds some depth. 

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Posted in WHY - I

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A unexpected ending, justice

Posted on Thu, 18 Dec 2014

A unexpected ending, justice seems to have been done.

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Posted in THE PAPER WAR - VI

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Wonderful writing, showing us

Posted on Wed, 17 Dec 2014

Wonderful writing, showing us the dark place.

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Posted in while the candle burns

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Love the way this has ended,

Posted on Tue, 16 Dec 2014

Love the way this has ended, you kept Dorothy's family at arm's length and their coldness seemed so threatening to Akil it was a relief that he was removed.  Lovely perspective.

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Posted in The Devil's Dish Served Six Different Ways (chapter 7)

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The central part of the story

Posted on Tue, 16 Dec 2014

The central part of the story works really well, a father shaken by the idea that it might have been his daughter who was killed and changing his life.  I'd really like more of a sense of India.

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Posted in THE REDEMPTION

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This is so beautiful.  

Posted on Sat, 13 Dec 2014

This is so beautiful.  

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Posted in Waiting for a Train to Remember

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A nice sense of voice and a

Posted on Thu, 11 Dec 2014

A nice sense of voice and a good structure, building to revelation.  I got a bit confused with the mother-in-law line, as I though the voice was a student's then moving to an older adult, but then is seemed to be a student's again, so perhaps...

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Posted in A Walk in the Dusk

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Strange, like the BFG and the

Posted on Thu, 11 Dec 2014

Strange, like the BFG and the Soup Dragon for grown ups.  Vivd description, it seems like an ancient form of toil and survival.  The slippery shadow beasts seem sad despite the gruesome implications.

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Posted in Shadow Cooking

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Read this and really liked it

Posted on Wed, 10 Dec 2014

Read this and really liked it so went back to read the first chapters which I really liked too.  I think the perspective works really well, shifting from one to another. Showing the world through Akil's eyes is particularly touching, the lovely...

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Posted in The Devil's Dish Served Six Different Ways (chapters 3 & 4)

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