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I have 87 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 280077 times and 88 of my stories have been cherry picked.
30 of my 2,125 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 31 votes

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Coral Jane

Once upon a time I was an artist living on the beach somewhere in Devon. Since then there have been many changes in my life...

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Infectious

Another of my late daughter Julia's writings (Overthetop1). A dark moment in a relationship.
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The Return

Another piece by my daughter, Julia (Overthetop1). It's important to me that she lives on through her writing so I am wading through a fat file - some scribbles on backs of envelopes, others neatly typed. Not an easy task, but an essential one. Coral Jane (seashore)
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Whole

Forgive my self-indulgence today - 6th August is the birthday of my baby son (who lived a very short time). Some years ago, after the break-up of my then-relationship, Julia (Overthetop1) wrote a short poem for me, connecting the two events. It's still really important to me for my daughter to live on through her writings - so here it is:
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La Boisselle (Raprochement)

Overthetop1 (Julia Macpherson) This piece was written by my daughter Julia and typed up with great care. I'm afraid my own abilities are more limited, so the layout may not do it justice. However, I wanted to post it as it's highly topical, and Julia was a great student of all things connected with WW1 - in particular, the Battle of the Somme. Coral Jane (seashore)
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The Silent Witness

As many of you already know, my daughter Julia (who wrote as Overthetop1 on Abc) died suddenly in May whilst on a short unescorted outing from a Mental Health Unit. She was due to move into a care facility in the community very soon, and as yet the cause of her death is still unknown. She had been to a cafe near the hospital for a sandwich, and the cafe owner, seeing how unwell she was, followed her out. Unfortunately Julia never made it back to the ward. Later the cafe owner told her sister and I what happened before we got to the hospital. Coral Jane

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30 of my comments have received 31 Great Feedback votes

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My favourite line:

Posted on Sat, 19 Nov 2016

My favourite line:

"Twenty-fifth of December, an invisible day"...

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Posted in No Hand to Hold.

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Eloquently said.

Posted on Fri, 04 Nov 2016

Eloquently said.

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Posted in A Year

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I've read this one several

Posted on Fri, 05 Aug 2016

I've read this one several times, and decided I really like how surreal it is...working class pigeons and blue buses...why not?

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Posted in The garden of earthly preoccupation

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Yes, powerful emotions coming

Posted on Tue, 02 Aug 2016

Yes, powerful emotions coming through the poem, culminating in the one word WHY? x

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Posted in Joanie's Poem

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Great...look forward to

Posted on Sat, 30 Jul 2016

Great...look forward to reading edited version.  

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Posted in The Cobbe House part i a dark history.

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Good beginning, if a little

Posted on Sat, 30 Jul 2016

Good beginning, if a little long, but the mini-cliffhanger ending leaves the reader curious to know what comes next.  Quite a few typos though, so maybe a bit more editing next time...

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Posted in The Cobbe House part i a dark history.

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You've said it all Ewan, and

Posted on Sat, 16 Jul 2016

You've said it all Ewan, and so well.  Thank you.

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Posted in More Trouble Every Day

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Close to home for me, hence

Posted on Tue, 12 Jul 2016

Close to home for me, hence delay in commenting, but I really liked the way it  was written, so much I read it twice.

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Posted in THE BALLAD OF ANNIE GRAY (Poetry Monthly)

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I'm not sure whether you

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2016

I'm not sure whether you meant "liqueur" or "liquor" and apostrophe missing from "don't"...but really I'm nit-picking as I liked this a lot.

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Posted in Addicts

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Bang-on.

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016

Bang-on.

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Posted in Boris

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