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My stories have been read 23050 times and 18 of my stories have been cherry picked.
24 of my 185 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 24 votes

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Simone Bloom


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Last Night I Fell in Love with my Dead Enemy

Last night I fell in love with my dead enemy. We were stuffed inside a tiny cage and, with no room to move, he had no choice but to enclose me with...

A MOVEABLE FEAST (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a...

Dark Premonitions (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

“One night after I had gone to sleep and my mother had put out the light and the moon shone in through the cracks in the shutters, I heard a rustling...

The Unlikely Armenian - Part 1 (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

“He told the stories so many times that he became the stories – and that was how he achieved immortality” (from Tim Burton’s film “Big Fish”) I...

The White Rolls Royce (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

The White Rolls Royce "...all are subject to the tyranny of fashion... and it is a doubly despotic dictator, since it commands women, who in turn...


24 of my comments have received 24 Great Feedback votes

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A deeply moving description

Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019

A deeply moving description of alienation. The fragmentary form of the poem suits the subject matter. (Should steeling time's soundings be stealing time's soundings?)

Lines that particularly affected me were: "beats...

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Posted in severed soul

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Astonishingly powerful and

Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019

Astonishingly powerful and honest.

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Posted in War

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Pow! An explosion of colour,

Posted on Sun, 16 Sep 2018

Pow! An explosion of colour, intense emotion and passion. You have a way of making us fall in love with your magical characters because your words have a ring of truth about them. Like a Leonard Cohen lyric.

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Posted in Tangerine static

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Absolutely delightful - so

Posted on Wed, 29 Aug 2018

Absolutely delightful - so beautifully observed.  Reminds me of my fascination with rock pools when I was a little girl.

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Posted in Inter-tidal life

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This took me by surprise.

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018

This took me by surprise. Sharply beautiful and very moving. It reveals a hidden aspect of your personality and suggests a different direction for your creative imagination. She IS your daughter, and you are her father.

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Posted in I have an imaginary daughter

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Those of us familiar with

Posted on Sat, 02 Jun 2018

Those of us familiar with Lavadis's bleak inner universe suspect, and probably with good reason, that his unfortunate young protagonist will eventually prevail against outrageous fortune (and outrageous mother) and embark upon a fabulous...

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Posted in And? - Bedlam

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There is much beauty revealed

Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2017

There is much beauty revealed with each new reading of this long, moving lament. So many lines linger in the mind:

"A year not lived in time lost forever in rhyme."
"Lain bare its ashen self ... there."
"To enfold the newest...

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Posted in You Ask Me “How Am I”

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I suggest you hop onto the

Posted on Sat, 10 Jun 2017

I suggest you hop onto the next available Eurostar!

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Posted in The House That Laurie Built (from Ribbentrop's Chair)

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So good to know ABC will be

Posted on Sat, 22 Oct 2016

So good to know ABC will be continuing for the time being. Long may this vital creative community live!

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Posted in What Say You My Soul Spirits ............ABC All

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Heart-wrenching, this raw and

Posted on Fri, 20 Jan 2017

Heart-wrenching, this raw and honest expression of pain and despair. And so sad to learn just how long the chilling emptiness at the heart of your life has existed, hidden behind the smiling warmth of your lively persona and your busy life....

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Posted in once life January 18, 2017