Philip Sidney

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I have 161 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 288625 times and 203 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Daguerreotype

Daguerreotype. An experiment from 50 years ago: the image committed to memory with mecurial words spoken aloud to ensure a fix - ‘I shall remember...
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Flowers in Translation

The beautiful saints held lilies; preserved by death, plaster, paint or, most precious, stamped into metal and tied with ribbon around your neck,...
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Little Ingland. 1: Histry

Mam showed me how to do letters when I was small. In her day there was school. She was clever; like me. We keep that quiet so we don’t get caught by...
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Ex/it

After the hurt bruised and disappointed hope shows up. You’d signed up for the long haul but this was not home after all its earth thickened by blood...
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Re-imagining Venus

We met up at the V&A like the middle-aged women we have become, oddly competent given where we began. Not all of the sisters could make it but we...

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378 of my comments have received 374 Great Feedback votes

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There's something so restful

Posted on Sat, 06 Jan 2018

There's something so restful and meditative here, despite the hard work.

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Posted in Man on His Tractor

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Hi well wisher.  Back in the

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017

Hi well wisher.  Back in the day convent schools had a collection for 'Black Babies', certainly racist and a blast from their 'missionary' work. I went to a few missionary schools in the colonies where these collections took place, really...

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A clever idea.  I didn’t

Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017

A clever idea.  I didn’t understand why Paul would melt, but that was the part that slightly jarred.  Good story. 

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Posted in Firstnet

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These are wonderful, Ewan.

Posted on Mon, 11 Dec 2017

These are wonderful, Ewan. There’s a reality here which is incredibly moving.  I love poetry that shows as much as a novel in condensed form.

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Posted in 1979

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I like the yearning in this

Posted on Sat, 09 Dec 2017

I like the yearning in this poem.  The last line is wonderful! 

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Posted in True nature

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Gorgeous images.

Posted on Mon, 04 Dec 2017

Gorgeous images.

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Posted in A Mystic Winter's Eve.

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What a wonderful poem!  Well

Posted on Sat, 25 Nov 2017

What a wonderful poem!  Well done.

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Posted in School  (Automatic poem)

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This is our poem of the week,

Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017

This is our poem of the week, well done.

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Posted in Dot

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Heartbreaking and beautiful.

Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017

Heartbreaking and beautiful.

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Posted in Dot

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Beautifully meditative.

Posted on Sun, 12 Nov 2017

Beautifully meditative.

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Posted in Jogging in the park

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