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I have 126 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 173958 times and 162 of my stories have been cherry picked.
578 of my 2,024 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 601 votes

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Terence Mullan

 

An old gadgey who lives in Bulgaria

Has a chin that grows increasingly hairier

His beard hides so much of his torso

Bugs find it hard to explore, so

It’s unlikely he’ll contract malaria

 

My stories

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Goody Two Shoes

It’s hard to find something to give up if you’re doing nothing bad in the first place.
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Lingo Bingo

An explanation of the labour of love of my life that may have started out a long time ago as a labour of clinging on to my life.
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Children of the Absolution

A recollection of thoughts I had during my childhood in the 1960s. I intended writing them down long before now but I was always terrified to death at the thought of the potential consequences.
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Piblokto

Piblokto: a culture-specific syndrome occurring among traditional Inuit people, particularly women, characterized by an outburst of cries or screams, the removal of clothing, and seeming possession by a bird or animal spirit. Scientists believe that the causes include extreme cold and a lack of sunlight.
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578 of my comments have received 601 Great Feedback votes

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Polluted

Posted on Sun, 19 May 2024

You've some interesting characters taking part in your local tribal warfare. I like the detailed way in which you've described them, and I like the line 'We’re just here to get polluted'.

An entertaining read Sean, with your voice still in...

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Posted in by misadventure

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Artichokes

Posted on Wed, 15 May 2024

Your wish is my command, so I've booked a shipping container for you. 

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Posted in This Sort of Thing - April 2024 - The Sporophyte Stage

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Memories

Posted on Wed, 15 May 2024

Hello Jenny.

The first couple of lines of your poem brought to my mind Cher's song 'If I Could Turn Back Time' and the video that accompanied it, so I imagined you dancing around in your cozzie with two thousand American sailors on the...

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Posted in Waterfall

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Resting places

Posted on Wed, 15 May 2024

Isn't it lovely to have a special place like this? A place to sit and unwind and take in the wonder of the things that surround us. I don't know if it's an age thing but these days whenever I plan a journey, either on foot or by other means, I...

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Posted in Time-out Spot

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An unexpected adventure. It's

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2024

An unexpected adventure. It's funny how a satnav can make us braver. It's good to know where we are especially if it's not where we expected to be.

When I lived in Wiltshire and my kids all living in Greater Manchester and Lancashire were...

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Posted in Capricious Satnav

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Flying

Posted on Tue, 07 May 2024

Many of my dreams are about going back to work at one of the many jobs I've had in my life. Potentially nightmares but they seem to be happier than when I was there in real life.

Priyatelkata has built a website about dreams. She's no real...

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Posted in Complex Dream

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Behind flickering eyelids.

Posted on Tue, 07 May 2024

It's incredible the weird and wonderful places that dreams take us. Sometimes they take me to places I've been to in the past and sometimes they take me to places I've never been but which I've dreamed about in the past.

I wish there was...

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Posted in Complex Dream

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I too am a migrant

Posted on Sat, 04 May 2024

I too am a migrant

They soon let me in

See I have my visa

In the form of white skin

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Posted in When we Felt Sorry for Them

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Trees

Posted on Sun, 28 Apr 2024

The most uplifting bit of human optimism I have ever witnessed was when I was in Madagascar and we visited a forest where baobab trees were growing. They had specimens that had been growing there for more than six hundred years. One tree, they...

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Posted in Connecting With Trees

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The David Bowie gig you went

Posted on Thu, 02 May 2024

The David Bowie gig you went to must have been amazing. He must have been doing his 'The Man Who Sold the World' sort of stuff which is a wonderful album deserving far more credit than it ever got.  I don't know anyone else who ever saw him in...

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Posted in Turn and Face the Strange

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