Philip Sidney

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I have 166 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 359627 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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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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Story of the week

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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409 of my comments have received 406 Great Feedback votes

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I feel a Batman quote coming

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018

I feel a Batman quote coming on - very funny.

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Posted in The Holy Sock Trilogy

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Full of zinging passion and a

Posted on Sun, 16 Sep 2018

Full of zinging passion and a strange melding of senses - how those mutually destructive relationships can go bang!

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Posted in Tangerine static

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Oh people and their bad

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018

Oh people and their bad advice.  I love the end!

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Posted in Words to the Wise

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One of Well Wisher's

Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017

One of Well Wisher's beautiful tales is our facebook and twitter pick of the day.  Do read and share.

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Posted in The Visitor

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Love how you show writing can

Posted on Thu, 02 Aug 2018

Love how you show writing can be that extra dimension of ourselves.

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Posted in A Puzzle

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So many skillful connections

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018

So many skillful connections - a moving piece.

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Posted in The Blue Box

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What a gripping story, very

Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018

What a gripping story, very believable.

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Posted in The End of Marianne Brownleaf’s Teaching Career

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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

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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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