Starfish Girl

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My stories have been read 36504 times and 27 of my stories have been cherry picked.
33 of my 785 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 35 votes

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Red

Haven't submitted anything for ages. This a writing class exercise for setting a scene. The door was locked and bolted. Dark red, velvet curtains...

The Day

The sun rose, gradually lighting the sky, another day. The sparrows argued and shouted in the guttering, the blackbird had already announced the...
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A Bed of Wilted Spinach

Oven on, apron tied securely, all ingredients correctly laid out. In the kitchen, her domain. She looked around approvingly. The marble topped...
Cherry

A W(h)ine of Choice

It was their fault. If they hadn’t been so indulgent, wanting to please and showering me with love, then I wouldn’t have had to make this choice. Don...
Cherry

A Tree Falls in a Forest, Who Hears It?

A concept that has defeated philosophers down through the ages. Man and his place in the universe, are we the peak of existence or just the servants...

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33 of my comments have received 35 Great Feedback votes

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Tina, beautiful.

Posted on Tue, 02 Jun 2015

Tina, beautiful.

So many great lines and images.

I think you make her live a little for us readers as well. What a lovely tribute.

Lindy

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Posted in Quietus

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So well written 'stitched

Posted on Thu, 27 Feb 2014

So well written 'stitched together with sand bags' what a great line.

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Posted in Flood

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What lovely descriptions.

Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017

What lovely descriptions. Knowing very little about South Africa its climate and flora and fauna this was extremely interesting.

Lindy

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Posted in Autumn Leaves

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That such beautiful words can

Posted on Wed, 16 Nov 2016

That such beautiful words can come out of such grief I cannot contemplate. Through tears.

Lindy

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Posted in Blue

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Love 'confetti of swallows'.

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Love 'confetti of swallows'. Lovely poem , and images as always Tina. You help us see things through your daughter's eyes, and in a small way she lives again.

Lindy

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Posted in T'is the Season...

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Brought a smile and memories

Posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2016

Brought a smile and memories to my day. Thank you Tina.

I can remember my nan saying 'keep out the 'orse road'. We didn't collect what the orses left behind though, no gardens to speak of.

Lindy

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Posted in The 'It' Girl

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If only those lost moments

Posted on Thu, 17 Mar 2016

If only those lost moments could be retrieved, but then I suppose that is part of life 'if only'

So beautifully and succinctly put.

Lindy

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Posted in The Time Saver

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This is a fantastic

Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2016

This is a fantastic description Tina. Love the comparison with a machine, you can see why people have plastic ones next to their ponds. On holiday and watched a heron on the beach it stood stock still for ages ignoring sand crabs that scuttled by...

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Posted in A Clockwork Forager

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When my sister in law was

Posted on Sat, 05 Dec 2015

When my sister in law was diagnosed with breast cancer, she'd had some removed and was told that it might not spread but opted for a single mastectomy, to 'be on the safe side'. She was 70 and I know that makes no difference to how you feel about...

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Posted in Result! part 2.

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So, so beautiful. And such a

Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2015

So, so beautiful. And such a wonderful testament to your daughter. Your words capturing beauty lost and still existing I like that you included 'but now I'm content to remain'. I'm amazed that your skill with words and imagery just continues to...

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Posted in Elegy for Eve

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