Scorpio88

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I have 118 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 117993 times and 130 of my stories have been cherry picked.
36 of my 460 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 37 votes

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The Unerring Certainty of Prejudice (Reflections on a Rubber Band)

Being human, we each have the propensity to display our prejudices and judge what we consider to be the failings of others. And yet the reason we are prejudiced might well be because the only way we can deal with our own failings is to project them onto others.
Cherry

Geese

Despite everything, Covid, floods, earthquakes, wars, the world keeps turning and the cycle never stops. All we can do is keep turning with it.
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Ukulele Lesson 10 (Le Finale)

The end of the beginning. Tiger Mother surpises me, and we go out with a Ben E King classic. Oh, and Quentin Tarantino comes to the rescue and gets us out of a copyright fix.

The Gardener

Not everything in the garden is rosy.
Cherry

Ukulele Lesson 9

In the penultimate Ukulele Lesson, I manage to bludgeon my first barre chord into submission and Tiger Mother is relieved to find her worries are unfounded.
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36 of my comments have received 37 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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You have to hand to Fantastic

Posted on Wed, 04 Aug 2021

You have to hand to Fantastic Mr Fox and Co. They've adapted so well to the urban environment. 

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Posted in Foxy Till Dawn

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Absolutely top-hole old chap.

Posted on Mon, 02 Aug 2021

Absolutely top-hole old chap. Spiffing read. Sweetcorn you say? Sounds like you could be one of her five-a-day.

Tally-ho

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Posted in Focus on the lips

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I agree wholeheartedly with

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2021

I agree wholeheartedly with with Kilb50 about the poem, but I couldn't help noticing the title. Helen wasn't abducted. She was in cahoots with Paris all along. When the Trojans argued for sending her back, both she and Paris refused. Which is a...

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Posted in Notes by Menelaus on Helen’s Abduction

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I have come back to this post

Posted on Sat, 27 Jun 2020

I have come back to this post several times today because I find its crispness refeshing. You have a very clean writing style which is naturally fluent and easy to read. You also know how to use the narrator's voice to manipulate atmosphere and...

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Posted in Black Catters

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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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