The Vibrating Pond is a collection of fiction pieces written over forty years . The phrase , ' The Vibrating Pond ' , while having strong affiliations with Britain and America , derives first from a poem from my book of poetry titled The Hammer Bird , published in 1985 . Slow Silences Rings Singing ; Soft Pond , Vibrating vision . Fly ecstasy , Shimmering sky ; Green wings , Eternal blue . River Deben is not a short story , but is my own observations , compiled in diary form , dated 1999. The first six fiction works titled : River Deben , My First Day At School , A Winter's Tale , A Dog's Life and The Isle Of Halvos , are pre-2000 .The five remaining ,Wolf Pack , Bolip^e , Black Caymen Egwah , V W Vet , Claymore's Rattle , and Helter Skelter , were written 2014 -15.