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I have 121 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 150693 times and 154 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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

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Scorn Not His Djezve

A tongue in cheek assessment of the misnomer that making good coffee is complicated.
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Gold cherry

Song to My Siren

I loved the way we shared that laughter. No other made me laugh like you.
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Cherry

The Vigorous Fig

But how did you get there? That’s got me perplexed. Oh the wonders of nature, and whatever next?
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Mucky Maureen

A fine poet once wrote… Sometimes we’d go to the Derrisford caff For a bottle of Coke and a bit of a laugh. We’d waste so many afternoons In the...
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540 of my comments have received 560 Great Feedback votes

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I love this bit...

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2024

I love this bit...

Heavy cloud in fashionable grey spread from horizon to horizon leaching the colour out of greens of any remaining foliage and reds of brickwork. 

It contributes a lot to creating the scene.

And...

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Posted in New Directions (1)

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It was the Farsi word for

Posted on Sun, 14 Jan 2024

It was the Farsi word for farcical that had me beaten. 

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Posted in A Fistful of Rials

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A terrible story, a sharp

Posted on Sat, 13 Jan 2024

A terrible story, a sharp reminder and a well written poem.

Nice one Luigi!

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Posted in One Night, in Berlin

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Optimism

Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2024

There's a lot of hope in your well thought out words Paul.

I hope the hope comes true.

Good on you!

 

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Posted in January Panorama

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Having lived in the West Country

Posted on Wed, 03 Jan 2024

Having lived in the West Country for twenty years, none of this surprises me Paul. 

A well written and gripping tale.

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Posted in Abyss

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I really like this. I like

Posted on Sat, 06 Jan 2024

I really like this. I like the way you've highlighted how water is used over and over again in nature; many times in the past and many times in the future, as well as here and now.

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Posted in Autobiography (but not mine!)

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Hoover

Posted on Wed, 03 Jan 2024

Thanks to you too Di.

Send your Hoover over here with a nice crisp tenner and we'll have it fixed for you before you can say Dimitar's your uncle. 

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Posted in This Sort of Thing - December 2023 - Side B

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There's a lot of thinking

Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2024

There's a lot of thinking going on here, and wondering. Involuntary thinking, perhaps. I like the way the raindrops dictate the rhythm of your morning.

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Posted in New year

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Very best wishes to you.

Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2024

Ah, 6th January... Women's Christmas in Ireland. I hope all goes well for you and Siobhán and you both have a great time then and long after.

It's good and brave of you to share your story, problems and personal thoughts with us here....

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Posted in New year's rant

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If ever I form a punk band,

Posted on Sat, 30 Dec 2023

If ever I form a punk band, with your approval, I'll call it A Box Full of Kale.

I'm glad I was on the right track. 

Flogging Molly are a great band, by the way. Here I'm still mourning the recent departure of Shane MacGowan. 

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Posted in Smashing pumpkins

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