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I have 7 stories published in 2 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 972 times and 5 of my stories have been cherry picked.
18 of my 51 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 19 votes

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Terence Mullan

Down the years I have lived in many places and I have done many jobs. Now I live in Bulgaria and the only work I do is tending to my lovely garden when the sun is shining and scribbling away in my big book of writing stuff when it is not. I may have left it too late in life to become a famous writer or celebrated gardener but I will persevere anyway. These are the things that occupy me in a seemingly effortless and satisfying way.

My stories

Cherry

The Condemnation of Darkness

Hello darkness my old friend You're here to drive me round the bend As sultry summers meet their end You pounce upon my fear and send Me screaming...
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Cherry

Devil Gate Drive

Between our village, Malki Chiflik, and our capital, Sofia, the road cuts its way through the Balkan range of mountains, assisted by several lofty...
Cherry

Mother Bulgaria

As Lenin looks down from his sombre pedestal Concrete erupts from a bleak landscape like The broken teeth of windswept peasants Drinking homemade...
Cherry

Betty Lewis Eyes

A teapot on a tray she brings. Digestive in each saucer. Horrific tales of war to tell But only if she’s forced to. She’s angelic, prim and ninety...

Crucial Moves of Fantasy

Sit back and watch the sea above Where images of waves and whales and fish and ships Collide and slide and get mixed up Until it is a sea no more But...
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18 of my comments have received 19 Great Feedback votes

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A nice bit of secrecy.

Posted on Tue, 12 Oct 2021

I really enjoyed your poem Rhiannon. It hadn't crossed my mind that adults speaking in code in front of their kids was a form of keeping things secret. I remember it being a struggle with my kids, and then an even bigger struggle when they...

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Posted in Little ears are listening!

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Intelligent

Posted on Sun, 10 Oct 2021

Hibernation or no hibernation, it's long been my dream to be an intelligent lifeform.
Thank you for your comment.

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Posted in The Condemnation of Darkness

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Well deserved.

Posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2021

Hello Jenny.

Congratulations on your golden cherries. They are well deserved.

I really enjoyed reading your poem. Your words put clear images in my mind of not only the shy but busy little fish but also all the features of the river...

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Posted in Stone Loach

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Bleak

Posted on Sun, 10 Oct 2021

Ah, you can't beat a bit of abject misery to brighten up the day.

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Posted in The Condemnation of Darkness

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The solitude of the elderly

Posted on Tue, 21 Sep 2021

I love this Jenny. Your words remind me of so many elderly people I have known who spend the autumn years of their lives living alone, speaking to no one because they neither want to dwell upon more eventful times in the past nor discuss what...

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Posted in Beneath An Autumn Moon The Poem

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Jammin'

Posted on Fri, 10 Sep 2021

This describes just about every night in our house at this time of year. We have a garden full of fruit trees and bushes and my missus is obsessed with not wasting any even though she can only scratch the surface of our lovely problem.

We...

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Posted in preserving time

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This is great!

Posted on Thu, 09 Sep 2021

This is great!

It saddens me that kids at school can be lablelled as trouble makers even if they are not but simply because they don't meet academic expectations. Your poem really demonstrates how we are all able to achieve something and...

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Posted in A Winning Handshake

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Autumn

Posted on Tue, 07 Sep 2021

This is a really good piece of poetry Jenny.

You have really captured the atmosphere of autumn in the way that I see it. People who are less fearful than I of the darkening at the year's end tell me that I should enjoy the colours and...

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Posted in Yin And Yang Of Autumn Forest

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I really like this.

Posted on Thu, 02 Sep 2021

I really like this.

I particularly like your description of what happens when you open the window. Sometimes it does feel that by opening a window the whole of what is going on outside drifts in to stir up the stillness and change the...

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Posted in Trees Called To Me

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Sad words

Posted on Sun, 29 Aug 2021

I love how you have expressed so much sadness with just a few words. The saddest word amongst them is 'happy'.

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Posted in flotsam and jetsam

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