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United Kingdom


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.

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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Amanda the witch

spooky spells

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 Destroyi...

first kiss

a young couple kiss for the first time

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 peo...