Philip Sidney

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I have 161 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 287326 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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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...

Up in the Gods

The cheapest seats exhilarate. Sit on the ledge, Lean into the void, Fly or fall. Zoom in. Close up, Focus on action, Senses probe the detail. Zoom...
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Cherry

Chicken Eye in the Sky

Rose and I were mucking about on the pumice. We were walking on the rocks to smooth our feet. Mum said people paid good money for pumice in the shops...
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Cherry

The Night the Pier Burnt Down (Southend 1976)

The relentless heat makes flying in daylight unpleasant, so the older gulls have taken to scavenging after sunset. Crowds of humans continue to...

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378 of my comments have received 374 Great Feedback votes

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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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This has such a comforting

Posted on Tue, 09 Dec 2014

This has such a comforting tone to it, death as nothing frightening but going home.  I wouldn't say it was horror, perhaps the tag fantasy fits better.

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Posted in Bus Stop

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I'm glad that this ended as a

Posted on Tue, 09 Dec 2014

I'm glad that this ended as a message of reassurance as the story truly is a parent's nightmare. Very well constructed, you create ebbs and flows of tension.

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Posted in Comfort Blanket

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What a sweet story. Lovely

Posted on Mon, 08 Dec 2014

What a sweet story. Lovely for children at theis time of year.

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Posted in Rhiannon's Christmas

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