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I have 1295 stories published in 14 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1036692 times and 306 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Captured for Freedom!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] I’m bound to my Lord, so now I am free! – I’m free of the hold, the old misery of gripping temptations, sin’s harsh slavery: a servant of Jesus has real liberty! …
Cherry

Kids’ Contrasts

The giraffe is tall, the fly is small, the sun gives light – so it’s dark at night. The snail is slow – but watch the cars go – fast! – keep away!...
Cherry

Labyrinthine Hierarchy

Layers of authority, avoid responsibility, the ‘buck’ lands nowhere, no-one knows the whole, no-one knows the enquirer, ‘chinese whispers’ muddle all...

Ignoring God when life is easy

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] It is so easy not to bother when life is pleasant, easy, not give a thought at all to wonder ‘Is there a God … But when a tragedy comes sweeping … why do so many turn to blaming the God they’d been denying? …

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564 of my comments have received 577 Great Feedback votes

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So sorry for your sad

Posted on Thu, 06 Aug 2020

So sorry for your sad memories, Jenny. I'm sure your mother would have been devastated in her sadness if she'd been able to realise the long-term anguish it would cause you. But I think you have many happy memories of her before that overtook her...

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Posted in From A Window

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It's an interesting idea for

Posted on Sun, 05 Jul 2020

It's an interesting idea for examining emotions and prejudices etc in a very unusual convoluted, invented situation! Rhiannon

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Posted in "Past and Present" Chapter 2

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My reaction was 'Poor

Posted on Fri, 01 May 2020

My reaction was 'Poor Penelope'. A bit like realising the unhappiness and friendlessness of most bullies. I remember realising from what my primary school son was saying that the children were egging this bully in their midst on, and I knew...

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Posted in Penelope is not your Friend

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It's so easy to get in a

Posted on Tue, 31 Mar 2020

It's so easy to get in a whirl of busyness that you don't notice the beauties around, nor take time for the lonely who can't be so busy, or are trying to help others. I had always wondered why the beech hedges kept their dead leaves in winter too...

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Posted in How Long Can You Stew For, Before You Fall Apart? (2)

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I haven't been out to look

Posted on Sun, 22 Mar 2020

I haven't been out to look this year, but at others, found so many of the 'Mother's Day cards' in the shops seemed to be artificial, and not realisitic for many of the ups and downs of family life.

My mother is no longer alive, and in...

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Posted in Happy Mother's Day

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Your writing is always very

Posted on Wed, 12 Feb 2020

Your writing is always very concentrated, and bubbling, I think, with metaphors, of which I'm probably not catching all! But I read this as hoarding a hope inside that you protect from attack, but aren't too sure you could really explain??...

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Posted in Jar of Lights

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It sounds a lovely haunt to

Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2020

It sounds a lovely haunt to revisit anyway, weather good or bad ( though beware of cliffs when the weather is bad!)

I remember in Snowdonia my youngest son (who had Asperghers) running on some rocks with glee and his slightly older brother...

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Posted in Memory and sacred places

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I was interested to read your

Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019

I was interested to read your last couple of lines that seem to indicate how easily one can hide away inside oneself to loss for others and oneself.

When researching family history often there is a just a skeleton list of names and places...

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Posted in Graveyards

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You really made me realise

Posted on Sat, 07 Sep 2019

You really made me realise why all my family have loved cycling. I missed the boat somewhere when growing up and never got there until on a tandem briefly. The pleasure and refreshment of fresh air at a slight speed really comes across here –...

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Posted in Riverine reflection

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I had read this and wanted to

Posted on Mon, 03 Jun 2019

I had read this and wanted to wait and understand more clearly when there were comments. But what I found powerful were the phrases 'A stinging lock In time tattered, her voice speaks frayed words', but especially that last phrase....

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Posted in Dark Rooms

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