Iced Tears- Eric (EDC Writing), Guest Barista

This the last of my ‘Guest Barista’ poems to be posted at the Go Dog Go Cafe from a selection I sent to Christine/Brave and Reckless a while ago … to my surprise she has used them all … thank you Christine, I’ve enjoyed the coffee and the company. Eric.

Go Dog Go Café

She didn’t like

The tone

Of his silence

A day

She’d prefer

He didn’t breathe

He’ll not try

That hard

To please her

Takes another glass

Of her

Iced tears

To read more of Eric’s writing, visit Believing Sight Unseen – EDC Writing

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Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

My attempt at this week’s challenge:

‘Got too close … her distance tells’

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller

Challenge open Saturday 9th December 2017 – Thursday 14th December 2017

Welcome to the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge.

For those who have never dropped by before a new prompt is posted every Saturday morning at 9am GMT.


My attempt at today’s challenge is:

Old floorboards creaked, intensifying her solitude. 

Remember to share your entry on social media using the sharing buttons below! Let’s tell everyone about our challenge, the more the merrier! 

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I’m Jealous- Eric (EDC Writing), Guest Barista

… lines inspired a while ago by ‘Jealous’ a song by Labrinth.

Go Dog Go Café

I’m jealous of the light that sees you every day

I’m jealous of the night which holds you to daybreak

I’m jealous of the world you live in without me

I’m jealous of the wind that blows a kiss upon your face

I’m jealous of your clothes that touch and hug your curves

I’m jealous of the men you lead on and give your smile to

I’m jealous of your youth the mistakes you’ve yet to make

I’m jealous of the time you have for anyone but me

I’m jealous no fault of yours I a man you’ve never seen


To read more of Eric’s writing, visit Believing Sight Unseen – EDC Writing

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Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #4

… to my surprise I find myself within this post, in such good company.

Carrot Ranch Literary Community


By Irene Waters

During October, the Rodeo, which was the brain child of Charli Mills from Carrot Ranch, gave us a wonderful opportunity to put ourselves outside our comfort zones by writing different forms and genres. Personally, I found it difficult, challenging but always fun and judging by the number of repeat entries, so did many others.

It was a pleasure to lead the fourth contest and come up with a topic and judging criteria. The topic – Scars – was inspired by a quote by Stephen King – whose book on writing should be read, I believe, by all aspiring writers. He wrote “Writers remember everything … especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you…

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When Did You Decide- Eric (EDC Writing), Guest Barista

Sometimes you read yourself and wonder ‘Did I write that?’ Then remember … why.

Go Dog Go Café

When did you decide

No one on one with him

The day before or after

You said you couldn’t wait

When did you decide

To mess up bad his mind

The day before or after

You said you never would

When did you decide

You’d made a big mistake

The day before or after

He said he understood

When did you decide

You didn’t need to cry

The day before or after

He wiped away your tears

When did you decide

You’d always love him

The day before or after

He said ‘I love you’


To read more of Eric’s writing, visit Believing Sight Unseen – EDC Writing

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Not A Day- Eric (EDC Writing), Guest Barista

Guesting at the Go Dog Go Cafe … thanks to Christine/Brave and Restless

Go Dog Go Café

You may not want to read this

You may feel I don’t deserve you

You may wish you didn’t know me

Maybe you’ve given up on me

I may have got it wrong

In so many ways that’s me

 I may have got you wrong

 In what you need of me

 There’s not a day you’re not with me

There’s not a day I’ll not smile

There will never be a day

I’ll not wonder how you are


To read more of Eric’s writing, visit Believing Sight Unseen – EDC Writing

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Please No- Eric/EDC Writing

This a nice surprise for me to wake up to on a wet and windy UK morning – thank you Christine for posting my words with such a telling image. Eric

Brave and Reckless

The kiss you put

on my lips

wipe off

I’m not that kind

you know it

The words you put

in my mouth

take out

yours not mine

why do it

The life you

sucked from me

spit it

no don’t

swallow please


Eric is an Englishman, living in Buckinghamshire, born in Birmingham, raised and schooled in Devon, near its Somerset and Dorset borders, 5 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.  Husband, father of two daughters, grandfather to two girls and two boys; known as a scientist. Now in transition scientist to writer, published as Eric Daniel Clarke in ‘The Box Under The Bed: an anthology of scary stories from 20 authors’. Further poetry and prose can be found at EDC Writing

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Forget Me Too- Eric (EDC Writing), Guest Barista

Coffee & poetry my kind of place … and yes I am pleasantly surprised to be of service too… Eric

Go Dog Go Café

I don’t remember everything

Dates and place escape me

Moments spent with you

Fade and forsake me too

Strange faces begin to haunt

With their smiles and tears

I still know I love you

Ask of you one thing

When I don’t know you

All our years forgotten

I beg forget me too

Let me forget to breathe


To read more of Eric’s writing, visit Believing Sight Unseen – EDC Writing

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If You Can Dream It…

It’s said that authors are solitary beasts – well maybe – yet in the blogosphere twenty shared their imaginations their skills – the published and the yet to be – to make an idea real – an anthology of scary stories – it’s out there! Carrie Ann post’s of the dream …

Carrie Ann Alexis

I recently posted about being a contributing author to The Box Under the Bed.  What an exciting experience this has been.  I am part of a private FB group where all the authors have been discussing the progress of the book, finalizing the cover design,  and looking at screenshots as the book is being formatted in paperback form.  Yes!!  And that is now available for you to order at Amazon!!

We have also been getting updates as the book has been climbing the charts of The Hot New Releases in our book category.  The last time I saw it we were at #7!!  How awesome is that?  That is why we are asking for pre-orders.  Amazon has all kinds of lists that are ranked by sales.  If we get to number one, then that means more exposure for us.

Dan, as always, has been talking about it on his…

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