Ray Schaufeld

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I have 110 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 256297 times and 77 of my stories have been cherry picked.
186 of my 2,166 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 187 votes

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Charity Shop Girls

None of us born in this seaside town Laura and Moyra who work here Claire the manager who works when she's well Ann and I who rummage. We talk -...
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Va Va Voom

Written in first lockdown, approx 250 words
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Charles

This has been up here before - no idea why I removed it!
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Royal Clarence Hotel, Exeter

A devastating hotel fire, friendship, plans, people,numbers, then, now, my place in the story - it all connects
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Go Now

(You are allowed to cheat the driver)

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186 of my comments have received 187 Great Feedback votes

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'She lays her hands over the

Posted on Sun, 26 Dec 2021

'She lays her hands over the place..' well-chosen words in a well-crafted story

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Posted in An Undertaking

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Yummy!

Posted on Sat, 05 Oct 2019

Yummy!

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Posted in Colours for Kids 11)

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Great story and I love the

Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2018

Great story and I love the island's name! One pedantic query - 'naturists'? Are the scientists walking round this place of recyled muck naked?

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Posted in Wai Peipei Comes Of Age

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Illustrates the pressures of

Posted on Mon, 19 Mar 2018

Illustrates the pressures of parent and offspring, the domestic everpresent 'elephants in the room'. The loon watching works well too. The last section would work just as well  as writing if Dad said 'we can work together' and you then...

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Posted in When Father's Cry

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Worth reading for the fishy

Posted on Sun, 11 Mar 2018

Worth reading for the fishy tips alone. I am in Portugal right now and yesterday was wet and windy but the 2 before were great, plane home today.  You described your encounter with the fish vendor well. When Im an Englishwoman abroad I sometimes...

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Posted in Another week is whipped from under

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Birds, minerals, .tabbystone,

Posted on Fri, 09 Mar 2018

Birds, minerals, .tabbystone, buildings, branches, music, light, dark, the sound of children , you make something solid yet mobile and everchanging out of all the pieces, as you walk through it. Lovely.

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Posted in Walking home from shopping 8/3/18

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I too like the dark riverbank

Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2018

I too like the dark riverbank.

I'm functional about most things that matter but I forget books that I have read recently more than ones I read a long time ago. Also I'm a bit 'use it or lose it' with names of things. A couple of years ago...

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Posted in Lethe

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lovely. I opted for silly

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

lovely. I opted for silly irony yesterday and so did 'him down the road' Your moment is good.

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Posted in Now

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You feel hotels like I do

Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018

You feel hotels like I do Alan, the machinery, the atmo of anonymity, the lights in the opposite street. Hotels offer far more than a room and meals, they are an experience. 

If you feel like playing with this again you could gut the...

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Posted in Checking In

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'It's an ongoing situation' 

Posted on Fri, 29 Dec 2017

'It's an ongoing situation'  to borrow a cliche. Back in the 70's Adrian Mitchell said 'most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.' Book reviewers for the broadsheets put me off for a while. These 'big experts' seemed...

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Posted in Have We Written Too Much?

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