Richard Dobbs

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I have 18 stories published in 0 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 15046 times and 23 of my stories have been cherry picked.
2 of my 45 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 2 votes

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Richard Dobbs


My stories

On the Trail of the Foxglove

A tale of love and retribution.

Gibson's Lesson

A young, idealistic schoolteacher in the 1960s faces a challenge.
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The Homecoming

A tale of estrangement, loss and hope.
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​Over 300 British and Commonwealth soldiers were executed on The Western Front during the First World War, most for 'cowardice' or 'desertion in the face of the enemy'. Yet in spite of what we have long known about PTSD, and the fact that some of the victims were too young to have been serving in the army, successive governments refused to issue a blanket pardon for them until 2006. Their convictions, however, have never been quashed, which means their 'offences' remain.
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A Perfect Cadence

A friendship bonded by music.


2 of my comments have received 2 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Thu, 07 Jun 2018

Well done, Scorpio.

The second and subsequent parts of stories can sometimes be a little disappointing, but not this; it's even more polished than part one.

I've only one suggestion. I think it was the practice in the seventeeth...

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Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018

A very skilful narrative hook, Scorpio.

Two points, if I may. While most of the piece seems written in authentic seventeenth-century diction, the sentence fragment, 'Really, really deep', struck me as a little too modern. Also, since the...

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Posted in The Devil's Surgeon Part 1