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I have 3543 stories published in 31 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 921667 times and 423 of my stories have been cherry picked.
11 of my 1,662 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 12 votes

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The Toad Trump

Snakes may fool the tender heart but cold hearts let you in, venomous toad; squatting upon power; hate and fear let you in, leaping from the ballot...

Better dead than drunk

"I'd like to buy a bottle of Vodka,please", asked Tommy. "Sorry son", said the liquor store owner, "But you're only 18 and I can't sell alcohol to...

Take it back! Take it back!

Once a young woman, named Doreen heard a fairy who was caught in a pitcher plant and rescued the fairy from the plant and, out of gratitude the fairy...
Cherry

More Guns

1. In America, land of the gun they say they're arming everyone. If they want less shootings, its agreed, more guns, my god, is what they need. 2...
Cherry

Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs have a prickly back so that they don't become a snack for foxes, birds or other beasts who would, upon the hedgehog, feast. Although their...

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11 of my comments have received 12 Great Feedback votes

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​I can't give you any advice

Posted on Tue, 14 Feb 2017

​I can't give you any advice but I hope that praise will do. Its a memorable, beautiful and poignant poem that addresses a feeling about modern life that I completely understand and share. Its why I hope ideas like faith and magic can survive the...

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Posted in It's all mathematics

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I felt the only person who

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017

I felt the only person who got bitten by this story, as someone who is mixed race, was me.

The kids in this story are not the grotesques of satire; not obviously ridiculous; they are cheeky likeable scamps and the butt of most of the jokes...

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Posted in Black babies.

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Philip, a generation of black

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017

Philip, a generation of black authors, post colonial authors like Linton Kwesi Johnson, emmerged in response to writing like this that portrayed black characters as ciphers and only gave a voice to white characters.

If you read this story...

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Posted in Black babies.

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Shockingly, Phillip, there

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017

Shockingly, Phillip, there are people who would read this story and not realize there was anything absurd about the child protagonists attitude unless it was pointed out by a white character or one of the black characters could express themselves...

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Posted in Black babies.

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"I don't think the story is

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017

You say: "I don't think the story is racist, but draws attention to the casual racism of that era".

Does it really draw attention to it or does it just depict it without comment or condemnation or the balance the story would have if a...

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Posted in Black babies.

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Elsie. Who are the readers of

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017

Elsie. Who are the readers of this story? Any person in the world could read the story on the internet. I can't claim with any certainty to know what is in the mind of everyone who reads this story or how they interpret the story.

But if...

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Posted in Black babies.

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Parson through. Please try to

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017

Parson thru.

Please try to imagine you were a black father or mother reading this story.

You would see the child in the story as a baby that could be your child.

You would see a story in which the taking of a baby like your...

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Posted in Black babies.

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I've read this 5 times

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017

I've read this 5 times now and I think that, perhaps not all, but alot of non-white people are going to be uncomfortable reading this.

It is very much like something that would have been considered acceptable on TV in the 60's or 70's and...

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Posted in Black babies.

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Comment: A Haiku

Posted on Mon, 06 Nov 2017

Comment: A Haiku

Comment from insert;

'Really enjoyed' my haiku's.

A bright Autumn day.

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Posted in Some Autumn Haikus

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A punk protest poem that runs

Posted on Fri, 16 Dec 2016

A punk protest poem that runs amok upon the page swinging a baseball bat of invective.

I also liked the way you cut to images in your poem as if it were the script of a tv news broadcast. I thought that was quite innovative and gave the...

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Posted in subjected/ subjugated

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