Shackleton

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I have 35 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 12694 times and 18 of my stories have been cherry picked.
8 of my 155 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 8 votes

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Michael James Treacy

 

My stories

Misadventures of the Heart

I once loved a girl from Kidwelly Though she had a rather large belly If she tried to wiggle Or started to giggle It shook like a wobbly jelly I lost...
Gold cherry

I Miss Your Smile

It’s been forty years. Same man, I think; couple of stone, slight stoop, less hair, quieter, funny eye, gammy leg. Not much wiser. I remember that...
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Cherry

A Bit Part in a B-Movie

I wanted to be the hard, handsome hero earning ten million dollars with sculpted sinew and rampaging manhood that invaded the badlands, swamps and...
Cherry

Don't Call On Me

Cold winds blow through city streets as winter’s grip takes hold and grey souls in downbeat worlds retreat to lies untold. Rain-lashed pavements now...
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Cherry

After 65 Decembers

One day in August, he smiled at the memories of 65 Decembers and promptly stopped shaving. The ruddy complexion, jovial disposition and expanded...

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8 of my comments have received 8 Great Feedback votes

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Enjoyed your poem. I think we

Posted on Fri, 12 Jul 2019

Enjoyed your poem. I think we're all a mix of magnificant and mundane.

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Posted in Crown of Eggshells

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Enjoyed your piece, Ice

Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018

Enjoyed your piece, Ice Rivers. From my point of view, 1967 was a very good year for raggy-arsed boys with well-trousered dreams.

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Posted in Class of 1917 Reunion

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Orang Utans forever! Palm oil

Posted on Fri, 04 May 2018

Orang Utans forever! Palm oil I can take or leave. Enjoyed your take on an environmental issue.

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Posted in Palm oil or Orangutans?

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We must listen to them. The

Posted on Sun, 28 Jan 2018

We must listen to them. The answer to everything can be found in their words.

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Posted in Giants

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You took me to another plane.

Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018

You took me to another plane. Soft, sad and wonderful.

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Posted in Queen Cordelia's Lament.

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Ah yes.

Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Ah yes.

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Posted in -Keyhole

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Enthralling! You had me from

Posted on Wed, 15 Sep 2004

Enthralling! You had me from start to finish. In an ideal world, a day that starts with marmalade should end with chateau le touron monbazillac.

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Posted in After the marmalade

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If we didn't have winter, how

Posted on Thu, 04 Jan 2018

If we didn't have winter, how could we appreciate spring? Good poem.

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Posted in January