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I have 26 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 85866 times and 16 of my stories have been cherry picked.
28 of my 2,539 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 26 votes

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Tony Cook

My stories

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Jake and The Beach Hut

Number Five in my Whitstable tales - inspired by a long walk in the sunshine through Herne Bay and up to Reculver - and back.
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Food, Glorious Food

Part Four of the Whitstable writings. This one is inspired by the food shops and my love of cooking.
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Patrick and Isla

Part Three of my Whitstable writings
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Jean-Marie Laval

Part Two of my Whitstable Writings. Based on the true stories of how the French prisoners of war escaped the hulks in the Thames during the Napleonic wars.

Thoughts on Whitstable Beach May 1st 2013

Written on the day I arrived. Part One of my Whitstable Writings. A ramble in my head as I see the sea.

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28 of my comments have received 26 Great Feedback votes

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Pick of the Day and Poem of the Week

Posted on Thu, 08 Dec 2016

To write a nonsense poem is not as easy as it might seem. First of all it must flow beautifully - and this does - then it must have really wonderful new words - and this does - and finally it must have some sense in it, and this certainly does....

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Posted in Fernundaling

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Pick of the Day

Posted on Tue, 22 Nov 2016

Whilst we all know the horror of the teenage girl and the cruelty dished out this is still a good story, well told. The characterisation is excellent and the flow is spot on.

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Posted in The Disco

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Pick of the Day

Posted on Wed, 16 Nov 2016

The raw and visceral nature of this poem will move any reader. You do so well to capture it. A no brainer for Pick of the Day.

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Posted in Blue

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I like it

Posted on Thu, 17 Nov 2016

I like this very much - the passion in it is almost touchable. But I do agree with jolono - it needs a bit of work. Go though it sentence by sentence and ask yourself - is this necessary and does it follow on from the sentence before? Hone it...

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Posted in The Food Bank

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Lesser Horseshoes

Posted on Tue, 08 Nov 2016

I am lucky enough to have a largish colony of lesser horseshoes (which are very rare) living above my kitchen. They endure my loud Frank Zappa sessions, the cooking smells and the laughter - and in return I give them a specially engineered bat...

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Posted in Bat Time

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Pick of the Day and Story of the Week

Posted on Thu, 27 Oct 2016

Great to see you back on ABC - and with a cracking story too! It's our Pick of the Day and our Story of the Week.

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Posted in Meeting a wolf

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Great stuff

Posted on Sun, 16 Oct 2016

So glad these have had a good reaction - I've got a few of my own to put on now! This is a cracker.

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Posted in DR BEECHING

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Pick of the Day and Story of the Week

Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016

Can't be bad! And it isn't. I read and re-read this before getting to the bottom of every careful word. Definitely a poet writing prose - and doesn't it work well?

 

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Posted in Dogs

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Story of the Week

Posted on Tue, 01 Mar 2016

I think this is excellent. It seems to veer off course when we get to the beer tasting event but it all ties up very well at the end. There's a lot of show and not tell here - I bet you all have a picture of that hat in your mind but it's never...

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Posted in Don't I Look Like Myself?

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I like it.

Posted on Wed, 17 Feb 2016

This is very good - it takes a slightly flippant approach to what we all know is one of those key moments in life. I particularly like the extra half hour to look at the fish. It puts us all in the writer's head and that's a great skill. Good...

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Posted in The Doctor's First Dozen Words

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