Philip Sidney

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I have 159 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 243164 times and 198 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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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The Maths Tutor (Poetry Monthly)

How to e s c a p e halitosis and frac/tions torture inflicted on a torpid brain~ scratching equations at a desk + {(in a window) / over a gift shop}...
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Black Friday

Look as Black Friday leaks across time an inky comfort blanket against the chilling nightmare that has frozen our minds into torpor our collective...

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371 of my comments have received 367 Great Feedback votes

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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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Seeringly vivid, you

Posted on Sun, 26 Jun 2016

Seeringly vivid, you communicate this unbearable pain in such a way that we are all with you both, standing with you on each replay.  My thoughts go out to both of you.

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Posted in The Silent Witness

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The violence is sickening,

Posted on Sat, 25 Jun 2016

The violence is sickening, but I guess that's the point.  You take us to the eye of the storm, the ebbing away a relief.

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Posted in Where people only go to work and from which they come away again at night

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I like the strange and

Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2016

I like the strange and atmospheric; the mystery of the story hinted at.

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Posted in Something Dead In The Road

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I love the imagery here, a

Posted on Sun, 05 Jun 2016

I love the imagery here, a brooding state of tranformation, victim to biology.  An interesting interpretation of the painting.

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Posted in Hope I (Gustav Klimt 1903)

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Stark and bleak in its

Posted on Sun, 05 Jun 2016

Stark and bleak in its realism.  Such a lot in this shifting piece.

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Posted in What happens with hope on a bank holiday

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Full of pathos, humour and

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016

Full of pathos, humour and the ridiculousness of wealth.  Such a unique piece.  I love it!

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Posted in Today We Dressed Up And Pretended To Be Rich

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I like the visual quality

Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016

I like the visual quality here.  It feels like a painting with blocks of stong colour and some sort of sleeping narraive connecting them.  Really interesting voice, giving imperatives to self - or is it some sort of controlling external voice?  ...

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Posted in The imperative (Poetry Monthly)

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