Philip Sidney

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I have 166 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 358541 times and 212 of my stories have been cherry picked.
409 of my 5,451 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 406 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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409 of my comments have received 406 Great Feedback votes

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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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An interesting moral.

Posted on Sun, 07 Dec 2014

An interesting moral.

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Posted in The Hunchback Poor Man

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What an emotional read!

Posted on Thu, 04 Dec 2014

What an emotional read! Horror and high drama. Love the use of scent to create a change of tempo.

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Posted in The Lea Rig

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