About courage2bfree


I enjoy spending time on Stories Space getting to know all the wonderful people who post stories and play the forum here. Since I became a member of SS I have had poems published in three anthologies and achieved much confidence from the supportive feedback from my fellow Stories Space writers.

Diane Jardel
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Enniskillen, Fermanagh, United Kingdom
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13 Apr 2021 17:54
Photography, films, listening to music, dancing '5 rhythms'. I've recently been to clowning workshops; attended four days of the Mastery, directed a video of my experiences of my mother dying. I love cooking Mexican, Indian, Italian, Japanese dishes. I meditate every day and I also love to connect with other people
Favorite Books:
East of Eden, Steinbeck; Stones Fall, Ian Pears; A spot of bother, The curious incident of the dog in the night time, Mark Haddon; Beatrice and virgil, Yan Martel, The life of Pi, Julian Barnes; Cleaver, Tim Parks; Paper Houses, Michele Roberts; the life and death of Sylvia Plath, ronald Hayman; The plot against America, Philip Roth; The Billy Palmer Chronicles, Derek Johns; The 13th Tale, Diane Setterfield; The Liar, Stephen Fry; The lanterns on their horns, Radhika Jha; Pattern recognition, William Gibson; The Glass of time, Michael Fox;Falling, Sharon Dagar, Transmission, Hari Kunzru; Earth, Air, Fire and Custard, Tom Holt;the children of Men, Ben Elton; Peeling Oranges, James Lawless; The Lace Reader, Bruronai Barry, The four gated city, Doris Lessing. All Isaac Asimov, all Ray Bradbury.
Favorite Authors:
as above plus: Stephen King, Theodore Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, Janet Finch, Joan Harris, Francis Fyfield, Kate Atkinson, John Banville,
Favorite Movies:
Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Fargo, Twelve Monkeys, Silent Running, Schindler's List, Raiders of the lost Ark, Silent running, The Matriix, The 5th Element, Inception, Source Code, Minority Report, Amistad, War of the worlds, The Man who fell to Earth, ET, Colour Purple, Close encounters, The Big Lebowski; Hudsucker Proxi, Empire of the sun
Favorite Music:
Bach, Beatles, Jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, the Yardbirds, the Animals, Pink Floyd, Muddy Waters, Deva Premal,World Music, Travis, Handel, Chopin, Nyaskousky, Barber, Bartok, Dvorak, Schubert, Debussy, Bernard Herman, Bizet, Debussy, Ravel, Eric Sati, Racmaninoff, Holst,


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Topic: Winners Announced - New Beginnings story contest
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Topic: Say something nice about the person above/before you
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 14:15

occasion5 A great guy to chat with about the great outdoors he wanders in.

Topic: Ask and Answer
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 14:11

pumpkin pie, my favourite.

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Topic: my poems Spittle Falls and Taste have been published.
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 14:07

thank you wildrose and C K

Topic: my poems Spittle Falls and Taste have been published.
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 14:07

Me, I couldn't get a single poem up on the restroom wall in a bus station.

You know Rump, I really believe you just don't give yourself enough credit sometimes...

I truly believe that if you gave it the old college try, and really made a serious effort, you could probably get a single poem up on a bathroom wall somewhere...

Maybe in a clean, respectable bathroom...not like the bathroom in that cyber-dive on another site whose name will never be uttered on these hallowed grounds known as Stories Space...

Oh, and congratulations Diane...happy8
thank you alan,hello2 you are funny

Topic: my poems Spittle Falls and Taste have been published.
Posted: 18 Feb 2012 09:33

Way to go, 2B, on getting two pieces published!

Me, I couldn't get a single poem up on the restroom wall in a bus station. Congratulations.

Funny! Not getting any on a rest room wall!
thank you for your support.flower

Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 07:16

Shrek the movie with my grandson

Topic: Give something to the person above you
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 07:14

100 red roses for Valentine's day

Topic: Change One Letter
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Amanda the witch

Amanda the green witch very gently squeezed Yew berry to bewitch vile mortals who deserved to die by drinking brown- black seeds venting her wrath into the vat, her gown splashed by the boiling broth. Death Cap, Panther Cap a Pinch of, Fly Agaric Destroying Angel a Swirling deadly magic Peering through her window. Alfred whispered lets drag Her out, and get...

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voyage into the unknown

Part one: I sat in the train carriage feeling separated from the scene around me. I was starting my journey by rail down to Dover; across the Channel by ferry, across France to Marseilles, then by boat in tourist class to Israel. I had lived with this group of girls who were weeping with regret of leaving their parents behind, on a farm in Somerset where we were being selected as...

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first kiss

Tentative trusting and tenderly his lips lightly lingered on my mouth. Innocent and trustful I felt his body trembling against mine. Hopefully and hungry for love; I returned his kiss and love was mine. We clung to each other oblivious of the partying people around us. ...

Added 16 May 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,300 | 3 Comments


I lie back in the grass we keep long for the butterflies. watching the clouds scudding across the sky feeling the tall stalks swaying in the wind Remembering when I was a child running bare legged down a grassy slope, falling and grazing my knees with green blood of the grass embedded in my skin. An ant crawls into my ear. A blade of grass tickles my face; the only place that I can feel...

Added 22 Apr 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 4 | Avg Score 4.75 | Views 1,093 | 2 Comments


Peace tiptoes gently Into my life Letting me breathe Keeping you in my sight. The moon glows and the stars shine so bright; imagine the universe a travelling light. Peace inside me Gives me the strength To see how the world Could be in serenity. One day all peoples Will see each other with Love in their heart and soul. And unite. Bring on the peace This star...

Added 01 Apr 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,248 | 6 Comments


I catch my breath at the beauty of a tulip nodding in the breeze, the sweet moon shining like a Cheshire cat’s smile; an opalescent raindrop drooping from a spider’s web. Such beauty in the curve of your shoulder and the dark brows that protect your eyes; your gentle laugh and, most wonderful of all; is that I can share all of this with you....

Added 31 Mar 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,165 | 6 Comments


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Added 28 Mar 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 4 | Avg Score 4.25 | Views 1,199 | 3 Comments


As I listen to Bach; peaceful  notes to rest my busy mind,  gently enter my ears, calming  my heart; the music carries  me along energising  my heart beat.  The cello strings are gently  stroked by the musician,  working so hard to emulate  his hero dead but exulted.  The cello’s timbre closest  of all instruments to that  of a wide ranging male voice.  comforts my female...

Added 26 Mar 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,107 | 4 Comments


HOPELESS I am so shattered and so needlessly empty I thought I had a chance I was so expectant. Where did that chance go? The story was perfect. My heart was fully engaged; And my soul; my peers gave me loving feedback and my hope was pure. The day came to celebrate that I had won an award, but that sweet dream was jarred; rewards that never came before stayed...

Added 19 Mar 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 9 | Avg Score 4.89 | Views 1,368 | 6 Comments

Island Life

I stood on an Erraid hill, attuned to ancient times; sensing the continuum of island life from the first sheep herders. For a city dweller it was a thrill when the signal “move forward” came from the valley below. Hurrying, scrambling; feeling the sun and wind upon my face; tripping on the clumps of grass and rocks; squelching in the bogs; brambles...

Added 13 Mar 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,558 | 4 Comments

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we ready ourselves to mark the end of another year.
Turning it over, the hourglass will once more be full, starting another year.
As we welcome in 2015 may you be blessed with peace,
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As we usher out the old and welcome in the new.
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May your mind be filled with inspiration and your heart be filled with love.
Thank You for a wonderful 2013.
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Hey Louise...stopping by to wish you a Happy Holiday Season and all the best in the coming New Year...
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22 Dec 2012 19:02
Happy Halloween, hope you get more treats than tricks... my friend

these were always my favourite, have a spooktacular day. xx

31 Oct 2012 05:17
Hope life is treating you well.

15 Oct 2012 05:51
Belated birthday wishes...I hope you had a wonderful day!
23 May 2012 22:35
Happy Birthday Diane. Have a wonderful day.
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