Philip Sidney

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I have 159 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 254053 times and 198 of my stories have been cherry picked.
376 of my 5,275 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 372 votes

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Southend, 1976

Southend, 1976 burnt rock-deep past the blood-orange of closed lids into memory its brand sizzling flesh into cicatrix - tender meat cauterized...
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Southall Girl

Doreen of the twilight shift suffers with her nerves, leaves them with her handbag to join the line-up at the belt - strip lit, focus down, this is...
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Ingrid

Grey Sunday, Casablanca, tea slopped over homework, to be finished in maths, sat at the back, pretending to listen - cheap little actress, lashes...
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Night-flying in North Wales

In daylight the sleek, black, gleam of wing flashes above slate tiles tilts and slips into a gap in the mountain. Later- you look up past a neighbour...
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Cold Call

I hang wet sheets on the line and they slap me - they struggle in the spring air so I leave them with the resilient daffodils, the colour of...

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376 of my comments have received 372 Great Feedback votes

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To quote Kevin from Home

Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018

To quote Kevin from Home Alone, 'Television is my life', and if I ruled the world there'd be a hell of a lot more Scandi noir and feminist art docs.  But I don't and this is genius and our facebook and twitter pick of the day. 

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Posted in Today's TV

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This thought-provoking piece

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018

This thought-provoking piece is our facebook and twitter pick of the day.  Do share it....

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Posted in UV (Part 3) - Dillon

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A wonderful poem, strength in

Posted on Sun, 17 Jun 2018

A wonderful poem, strength in its delicacy.  A friend of mine died from breast cancer a couple of days ago, this poem speaks to so many.  I love its positivity in the conclusion.

This film is so very beautiful too!

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Posted in Tribute to Bee

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You have your readers in the

Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018

You have your readers in the palm of your hand - well done.

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Posted in Choose One Cake Only

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This is our facebook and

Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018

This is our facebook and twitter pick of the day. Do share if you like it too.

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Posted in It's More Than Poetry

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What an uplifting piece.

Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018

What an uplifting piece.

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Posted in It's More Than Poetry

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Bleak and wild and full of

Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2018

Bleak and wild and full of woe - a cold wind.

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Posted in wind

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A complete delight!

Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018

A complete delight!

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Posted in The Whale Cafe

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This is such a touching piece

Posted on Sun, 01 Apr 2018

This is such a touching piece.

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Posted in Alternative Prayer of Remembrance, Easter 2018

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A sad and thought-provoking

Posted on Sat, 17 Mar 2018

A sad and thought-provoking portrait.

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Posted in The Pain of it All

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