Ray Schaufeld

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I have 110 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 214185 times and 77 of my stories have been cherry picked.
185 of my 2,169 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 186 votes

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Shifting Sands

The ebb the flow, the stay the go upon the shifting sands The ebb the flow the yes the no the water and the land I blew in on an August wind and some...
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Coimbra Haiku

Downtown cobbled view Too many up and down steps My wine party in. Past "backbreakers' climb Red slogans, wet sheets, communes Student dreampower...
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Story of the week

Why Feminism - Me too?

Two nights ago I was kept awake by my neighbour battering his girlfriend. Today I was in my garden. It’s all hunky-dory now and he is on the phone...
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Les Rowse, Philippe and I , final chapter.

Warning,the incident that makes me leave home is a bit sordid.

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185 of my comments have received 186 Great Feedback votes

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Real mixed with surreal works

Posted on Sun, 30 Jul 2017

Real mixed with surreal works well. Good poem.

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Posted in Hello all, a poem!

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In some people luxury creates an induced feeling of necessity

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017

In some  people luxury creates an induced sense of necessity.'Always wanting more' is astute'

But does being poor always lead to goodness? I think that sometimes it leads to anger and self-pity.However I have more tolerance for miserable...

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Posted in Poor Rich Man/ Poor Man, Rich

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The opening sets the scene

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

The opening sets the scene effectively. and you get us into what has happened.The final paragraph is flawless, I see the man in front of me and can guess at the unmet needs on both sides.

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Posted in The Oil Refinery

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It's the Bank Holiday and I

Posted on Sat, 26 Aug 2017

It's the Bank Holiday and I have spare time so I am going to yakk on a bit.

When a writer or musician is good and they have something to say my own view is sometimes 'never trust the singer, trust the song' By all means recognise the...

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Posted in Evening Walk in a Seaside Town

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I like your own angles on

Posted on Sat, 26 Aug 2017

I like your own angles on Eliot, Ewan. Did the man ever realise how funny he must have looked? Going to Margate on the bank holiday and walking into the pub where the cockney family were drinking and chatting. What did Eliot wear for his day down...

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Posted in Evening Walk in a Seaside Town

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Great poem. I like the

Posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017

Great poem. I like the internal sounds you made with the right amount of the words. it all hangs and flutters together. You create echoes, reverberations...

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Posted in The Treetops

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Accents can be telling but

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015

Accents can be telling but sometimes I don't know what they tell us. I have two Scottish daughters and moved to the Westcountry while the big one was 11 and the little 'un was four. Within a few months little 'un was saying 'moy name is Jess' as ...

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Posted in Hate Thy Neighbour – Racism In The 1970s

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A close friend of mine took

Posted on Fri, 02 Jun 2017

A close friend of mine took cialis prescribed by his GP.He had horrible stomach ache for a couple of hours and at one point sat on the toilet thinking he was having a cardiac arrest.

We all do what we are able to both physically and...

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Posted in Intellectual Turgidity

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'yet I did stay from place to

Posted on Tue, 30 May 2017

'How r u guyz?' great opening line, the matey colloquial textspeak masking the noncommunication.

'yet I did stay from place to place with  some carrier bags containing my clothes.'

You were homeless. I am not saying this to make you...

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Posted in My Mother and I aren't Talking and Other Tales.

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'The fourth craw he wisnae

Posted on Fri, 26 May 2017

'The fourth craw he wisnae there at 'aa' (from a Scottish children's song).I am going to come back to this piece again. I have a much too part-time job teaching creative writing to adults. Many have a struggle grasping person, point of view and...

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Posted in Taking the Fourth

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