Philip Sidney

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I have 164 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 332131 times and 209 of my stories have been cherry picked.
401 of my 5,471 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 398 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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401 of my comments have received 398 Great Feedback votes

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This tender story brings

Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019

This tender story brings those powerful feelings of youth into sharp focus. It's our facebook and twitter pick of the day - do share if you like it too!

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Posted in Norwegian Wood

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What a beautiful piece of

Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019

What a beautiful piece of nature writing, with a real sense of autumn drifting towards winter.  This is our facebook and twitter pick of the day - do share if you like it too.

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Posted in Tree from a window

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A touch of joy - wish I had

Posted on Mon, 09 Sep 2019

A touch of joy - wish I had you as a neighbour!

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Posted in Pad Life: The Elephant In The Room

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How sad - what a sweet fellow

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019

How sad - what a sweet fellow.

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Posted in My Max

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What a lovely piece - o good

Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

What a lovely piece - o good to hear you read it - brought it alive.

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Posted in "It was the Daisy...."

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This is our facebook and

Posted on Tue, 09 Jul 2019

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Posted in Julia chapter 29 contd / 30/31 the end

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You’ve created such a great

Posted on Tue, 09 Jul 2019

You’ve created such a great character.  Well done on completing!

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Posted in Julia chapter 29 contd / 30/31 the end

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A life full of riches.

Posted on Tue, 09 Jul 2019

A life full of riches.

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Posted in Give Me

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I love a bit of travel

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019

I love a bit of travel writing - across time and place - this took me there.

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Posted in How Many Steps

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A lovely reflection and

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019

A lovely reflection and decision.

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Posted in I Didn't Kill the Scarlet Beetles

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