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The Fortune Teller

  What a twat I was! I should have twigged her hidden motive while becoming entangled in our free-verse drama!; but, she ...

The Summer of Dust

I was talking in the forums about authors posting their absolute favourite story from their own past work. Authors are probably the ...


I am not a nice man. I'm a mean minded low-life bastard and that’s why I’ll survive. Nice people end up ...

A Hole in the Wall of the Universe

Another oldie one of my best, I think ...

Not Worth the risk.

An early experiment from me, originally published in 2004, under Fiction heading. or should that have been nonfiction?  I think ...

Clothes Sense

This is long. But I promise you it will entertain and amuse you all the way through. Try it.  I ...

Utter Carnage

This is a re-write of a story I wrote a couple of years ago. For god's sake don't comment on ...


An oldie ...
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Poetry [ more >> ]


The cozy homeliness of home where all things work and all is of your own, where you are out of ...
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Hope Springs Eternal

into the silent pool of contentment ...
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My True Poem

Poetry means many different things to many people. This is what poetry is from my own personal perspective, your's may ...
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Simply a short summer poem ...
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Do not fear the terror of the darkness of your mind, which only is the abyss of your soul, unfathomable, ...
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The passion of my love keeps burning but without consuming neither mine own energy nor thy exceeding beauty, which keeps ...
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Non-Fiction [ more >> ]

Return to the Island

This is a follow on from my short story 'The Old Men'.  ...
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‘Lacrima et Musica’ (tears and music)

Are tears at weddings just a Mumsy thing? You should be able to hear the march I wrote for my ...
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The Colonel’s Trousers

A little more rambling from my disreputable past.  The picture was taken by our Flight Engineer.  I am in the ...
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Ramblings from my time in the  RAF  ...
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Bottles, Bones, and Broken Roots

deep feelings only thrive on a firm foundation - recent, part faction, part fiction ...
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It’s a Dog’s Life

This is one of the first things I ever wrote, can't remember the inspiration (probably an ex), but I'm fond ...
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The Return of Mrs Brown

I once read an article about a woman who entered 100 competitions a week, and had accumulated 30,000 quid in ...
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Pissing in the Wind

just another rant...     Pissing in the Wind In that time when thoughts come and go, I dream of ...
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Hours Not To Reason Why

Are you an hour up, or an hour down sort of person? ...
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Can Frogs Sit On Toadstools?

  Only if you do what Mummy says! Established religion underpins psychotic thinking, but, without it the indoctrinated would be ...
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Memories of wartime England. (with pictures)

Originally published on May 6, 2005 in Non-Fiction It is now over seventy years since the end of the war ...
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Steak Pie

In which I muse about the link between Steak Pie and the longing for a golden past ...
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Dealers of Karma

the philosophical introduction of a poem. highly advisable that you do not expect excellent writing in English. it's "other" not ...
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UKAuthors Articles [ more >> ]

World’s Best Story (Novel) Competition

World's Best Story contest is open and they are taking submissions. Submit your story for a chance to win a ...
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Voices from the Web 2016

Voices from the Web Anthology 2016 Kindle Edition NOW AVAILABLE!

Voices from the Web Anthology 2016 Kindle Edition NOW AVAILABLE! These stories and poems have been selected by members of ...
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Help CrowdFund UKA’s Development

We want to fund a better UKAuthors! UKA has been online for 16 years and now we want to move ...
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Thusly by Andrea Lowne

Ms Lowne's second collection of poetry is as unconventional as the first. No sestinas, haiku or sonnets here, but a ...
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