Scorpio88

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I have 96 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 76572 times and 112 of my stories have been cherry picked.
33 of my 429 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 34 votes

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King

"...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." Well, so wrote John Donne. Maybe he was right in his day. Maybe not so much in 2019.
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Cherry

To Mary (a train of thought on a dark night...)

Dark nights, writing by the light from my desk lamp, fuelled by a glass of Laphroaig. I could not be in a better place. If any of you are unlucky enough not to have read Mary Oliver's Wild Geese (to which in many ways this poem is a sort of homage), you are truly missing out on one of the 20th century's greatest poems.
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Kelp

Just trying to look at things in a different way...
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Promise

A poet makes one last request...
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Pick of the Month

the essence of quintessence

Are we really becoming so damned shallow?

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33 of my comments have received 34 Great Feedback votes

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Wonderful read. Insanely jealous of your ability.

Posted on Wed, 06 Jun 2018

This was an absolutely wonderful read. From the opening lines I had total confidence that the writing would not let me down, that it would stay crisp and sharp and the coherence would be maintained. It is as if you have found the secret of...

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Posted in Duka's Return

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I do like this...though I

Posted on Tue, 24 Jun 2014

I do like this...though I guessed early on where it was going to lead me, it didn't detract from the poem. The technical language of the imagery is nicely at odds with the actual subject. This creates a tension that brings the poem alive.
I...

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Posted in THE PUNCH BAG

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This is very short but it

Posted on Fri, 02 Aug 2019

This is very short but it conjures up a vivid image. Even though it is a fantastic notion, it still has believability. Overall it works really well.

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Posted in Back to Earth

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I like the subject. I also

Posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2019

I like the subject. I also like how compact the writing is, nothing wasted, every line brief but adding its own weight.

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Posted in Stateless in New York

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Many thanks. I think a poem

Posted on Wed, 31 Jul 2019

Many thanks. I think a poem without metaphors is like bicycle without wheels.smiley...

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Posted in Promise

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...but studiously avoided any

Posted on Sun, 24 Jun 2018

...but studiously avoided any mention of the Frog Chorussmiley

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Posted in Oh Paul

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This resonated (second time I

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018

This resonated (second time I've used that word today and it's only 9.30)

When I got hit by the depression juggernaut I didn't even know I was standing in the road. Apparently everyone else knew something was wrong but because I was busy...

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Posted in The Iceberg

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M'Lud,

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018

M'Lud,

The plagues and rashes remain.

Who said anything about commenting? I'm after the lazy blighters who dont read other peoples efforts. If none of us read the work of others then what would be the point...

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Posted in Slackers

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Consider your embarrassing

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Case dismissed.

Consider your embarrassing rash removeddevil

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Posted in Slackers

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The plot works, the pace is

Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2018

The plot works, the pace is good, and there's an interesting twist at the end.

However, for me the narrator and her boyfriend feel stereotyped and because of that the overall story lacks a little bit of bite - even though the ending is...

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Posted in BAIT

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