Philip Sidney

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I have 156 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 231788 times and 194 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Huldufolk (Poetry Monthly)

We are not so different, our spirits grow thin in the absence of joy, you wonder how we survive chill lives spent skipping into rocks, cracked by ice...
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Triptych 3: Souls

Children nod heads at the priest as he instructs them on sin and the soul, they arrange their faces to radiate understanding, as they might for an...
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Triptych 2: Virgins

Madonnas of the bus, balance babes on denim clad limbs, all bones and angles, not soft and milky like renaissance paintings, their eyes are luminous...
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Triptych 1: Mass

Mother in a mantilla rubs her spit dampened handkerchief across a child’s face, not clean enough for God, who lives inside and judges us all. She...
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Love Song to the Universe (Poetry Monthly)

i am small a tiny dot shrinking beyond < invisibility... at the centre of the screen ♦ after all the lights are off YOU would not miss me even if...
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368 of my comments have received 364 Great Feedback votes

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Wonderfully inventive use of

Posted on Mon, 28 Nov 2016

Wonderfully inventive use of language!

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Posted in Digispeak

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Thank you! :)

Posted on Wed, 26 Oct 2016

Thank you! :)

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Posted in Minotaurs

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You describe these dreadful

Posted on Wed, 16 Nov 2016

You describe these dreadful losses with clarity, so that we put ourselves in your place, but still can only imagine the awful pain you must live with.  Another very special poem, thank you for feeling able to share this with us.

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Posted in Blue

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You reawakened a memory of

Posted on Thu, 27 Oct 2016

You reawakened a memory of waiting for life to turn into a fairy tale.  I love this!

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Posted in Meeting a wolf

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This would make a cute and

Posted on Sun, 04 Sep 2016

This would make a cute and educational picture book.  laugh

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Posted in The T-Rex who Lost his Teeth

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Gorgeous writing!

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016

Gorgeous writing!

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Posted in Blue Tit

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Wonderfully evocative writing

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016

Wonderfully evocative writing.  A most effective shift from vibrancy and colour to a drifting sense of sadness.

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Posted in The Grief of Gaziantep.

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Wonderful characters and

Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016

Wonderful characters and memories drifting as smoke. 

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Posted in Strictly, The Last Supper

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A wonderful sense of

Posted on Tue, 05 Jul 2016

A wonderful sense of immediacy and an intensity of the moment.  I really like the pared down style to give vivid images. I'm left with hair whipping my face and the taste of salt.  Beautiful.

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Posted in Eriksay

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A powerful piece, full of

Posted on Sat, 02 Jul 2016

A powerful piece, full of struggle and new beginnings.  The last stanza is one of deep comfort and feels like peace.  Thanks for sharing.

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Posted in La Boisselle (Raprochement)

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