Philip Sidney

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I have 161 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 286140 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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Thetis

His mother was a sea-nymph. She found life on land, an irritant. Mortals? Dull and ignorant. Gods? Overbearing. Sea eyes changed colour with her mood...
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Departures

It is still dark. The black eyed baby slumps in your arms, accepting she has no control. Time to go. We wait in the queue, between anxiety and regret...

Touring the City

Concrete subways take us deep beneath the city. Here air holds the smell of time passed: old beer, stale urine, something too ancient to name. We tip...
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In the Skinny Days of Youth and Yearning

In the skinny days of youth and yearning, smiling was not permitted; too redolent with levity. This had to happen behind doors, or books, or fingers...
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Ash

Something floated past the window, which was odd as this was the fifteenth floor. It seemed to hover and bob lightly. A piece of charred paper? Too...

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378 of my comments have received 374 Great Feedback votes

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The bleakness of the city.  I

Posted on Thu, 13 Nov 2014

The bleakness of the city.  I like the way some lines stretch beyond - like cranes.

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Posted in Cranes

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Strange and compelling, has

Posted on Sun, 09 Nov 2014

Strange and compelling, has an anime feel to it, very visual.  I want  to know more.

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Posted in Collecting Samples

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I see this as a Czech cartoon

Posted on Sun, 09 Nov 2014

I see this as a Czech cartoon from the 60s.

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Posted in HB1

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The importance of marking the

Posted on Fri, 07 Nov 2014

The importance of marking the moment, beautiful.

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Posted in Train stop

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Love the Bill and Ted voices,

Posted on Thu, 30 Oct 2014

Love the Bill and Ted voices, fun and funny.

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Posted in The Tree and the Bird Man

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The narrator seems to be as

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014

The narrator seems to be as much a ghost as the characters she happens upon,  Floating through shared memories.  This sensation also mirrors the sense of diembodiment felt when in shock,which works so well with the final image.

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Posted in All the Ghosts of Us

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There is something s gentle

Posted on Fri, 10 Oct 2014

There is something so gentle in this.  I like that it is in first person, the act of falling is so compelling, the irony of the helpful woman.

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Posted in Living on the Edge

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Each episode is clearly drawn

Posted on Wed, 08 Oct 2014

Each episode is clearly drawn.  Great stucture, leaving us with a little stab in the heart.

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Posted in An apology to Archie

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Absolutley wonderful!  A

Posted on Sat, 04 Oct 2014

Absolutley wonderful!  A brilliantl character, funny and touching.  

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Posted in The Diary of an Aspiring Hitman - Chapter 1

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Another wonderfully evocative

Posted on Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Another wonderfully evocative poem.  This has such a stong sense of place and timelessness. A renaissance back to nature. Beautiful.

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Posted in Aridity's Garden

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