Scorpio88

Primary tabs

I have 129 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 72171 times and 104 of my stories have been cherry picked.
30 of my 394 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 31 votes

Scorpio88's picture

 

My stories

An Unbelievable Claim

Cantankerous. I'll show you bloody cantankerous...
1 likes
Cherry

The Fool, the Bomber, the Nurse, and the Lifeboat

I don't profess to understand the world. Far from it. Most of the time it makes no sense to me at all.
Gold cherry
Poem of the week

Misophonia

This is something that affects me, particularly the sound of people eating - though there are other sounds. It's not the volume, it's the sound itself and the almost inability to control the irrational anger it gives rise to. Until a few years ago I used to think everyone felt the same. I don't know whether that makes it any easier to put up with. At least giving it a name helps I suppose.

How to Peel a Potato

Nope. Not a witty ditty today. Today it's raining so this is about ... love? ... loss? ...memory? Something like that.
Cherry

The Thank You Letter

Okay, it's not a recycled poem as such. My poems are so incredibly brilliant they don't need recycling (smiley face with tongue sticking out). But it was inspired by the recycling cue. I'm sure everyone's been in this position - though most of us said nothing at the time.

Pages

30 of my comments have received 31 Great Feedback votes

2 Votes

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...

Read full comment

Posted in Duka's Return

2 Votes

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...

Read full comment

Posted in THE PUNCH BAG

1 Vote

...but studiously avoided any

Posted on Sun, 24 Jun 2018

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

Read full comment

Posted in Oh Paul

1 Vote

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...

Read full comment

Posted in The Iceberg

1 Vote

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...

Read full comment

Posted in Slackers

1 Vote

Consider your embarrassing

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2018

Case dismissed.

Consider your embarrassing rash removeddevil

Read full comment

Posted in Slackers

1 Vote

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...

Read full comment

Posted in BAIT

1 Vote

Totally original, extremely

Posted on Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Totally original, extremely wicked and hilariously sharp. Really well written and I couldn't help smiling when I got to the end.

Possibly a bit wordy in the second paragraph, e.g. A sigh escaped his slightly parted lips...why not just say...

Read full comment

Posted in The Love Addict

1 Vote

For those who remember when

Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2018

For those who remember when Ian St John (later of Saint and Greavesy fame) played for Liverpool, I remember seeing a great banner that read:

JESUS SAVES...BUT ST JOHN KNOCKS THEM IN ON THE REBOUND. 

Read full comment

Posted in Vamos España

1 Vote

Cracking story. Well thought

Posted on Sun, 17 Jun 2018

Cracking story. Well thought out, well paced and well structured.

I think if you read it aloud you might find a couple of clumsy sentences and a spell and grammar check might get pick some typos. For example: 

'Finally, my feet...

Read full comment

Posted in End of the World

Pages