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I have 93 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 79950 times and 118 of my stories have been cherry picked.
281 of my 2,363 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 288 votes

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Short stories published in these anthologies:  http://www.ironpress.co.uk/books/coldiron.html (as Jane Ayrie);   https://www.valleypressuk.com/book/119/science_fiction_for_survival (as Jane Roberts)

 

 

 

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Gold cherry

Pad Life: X Marks The Spot

Grievous bodily harm to a voting booth. For or Against? Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
Cherry

Tower of Strength (IP) Part 3 of 4

The Tower has summoned Strength to the Old Place, between Barclay's Bank and Marks and Spencer's.
Cherry

Tower of Strength (IP) Part 2 of 4

'Tentacle things...all bright and shiny...like that thing with all the snakes on its head...' 'The Medusa,' said Mrs Brenton.
Cherry

Tower of Strength (IP) Part 1 of 4

The Tower comes alive. Which is a shame if you've just started your Fat Rascal. Image: Author's own feeble attempt.

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281 of my comments have received 288 Great Feedback votes

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A beautiful image, sitting

Posted on Sun, 12 May 2019

A beautiful image, sitting making music under a tree.  All your pieces have the ability to make the reader feel both the permanence of the surroundings, and the impermanence of the people, particularly the narrator, within them.  Our narrator is...

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Posted in Under the pines and the power lines

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As well as the wonderful

Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019

As well as the wonderful descriptions you get in these poems, they are always so well constructed, so that the way the words are used, as much as the words themselves, help the reader to see what you see.  Another beauty, Rhiannon.

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Posted in Transfixed!

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I really enjoyed this, and

Posted on Fri, 03 May 2019

I really enjoyed this, and then reading about the background to it made it even more poignant.  What a wonderful memorial to your relative.

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Posted in 1944 (12miles south of Spa Belgium)

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Yes, no point in getting hot

Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2019

Yes, no point in getting hot and cross about it.

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Posted in I HAVE BEEN FIRED BY THE BAKERY

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I am Delilah, and this is

Posted on Sun, 26 Aug 2018

I am Delilah, and this is being typed by the servant of myself and Zsa Zsa.  I have a new game for Omar.  Get your local vet to put either you or Mitsie on special expensive food that only the one of you is supposed to have, and then swap bowls...

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Posted in Omar's Diary - Sunday 26th August 2018

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More than one journey is

Posted on Sun, 04 Dec 2016

More than one journey is explored in this wonderful exploration of pain and hope.  That's why it's our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!

Picture credit:  http://tinyurl.com/hrmu2lg

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Posted in Journey to Minneapolis

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Some very striking imagery -

Posted on Thu, 18 Jun 2015

Some very striking imagery - the one that stood out for me was the passage comparing Joanie's voice to a shotgun, 'her words repeating until the cartridge emptied, until her words were simple, hollow clicks.'  I wasn't too sure about some of the...

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Posted in Buried Secrets

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Sometimes, if we knew the end

Posted on Sun, 19 May 2019

Sometimes, if we knew the end, we'd never start - but then we'd miss all the good bits in between.  A very poignant response to the IP.

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Posted in I'll Be Your Romeo...

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Such a tender story, with a

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019

Such a tender story, with a touch of magic in the quiet realism.  Really enjoyed reading this.

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Posted in The Norwegian Poetess

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You caught the feeling of

Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019

You caught the feeling of being overwhelmed when a parent dies - that first line really captures it.  I agree with insert, there is a lot more to this story!  I find it interesting that sometimes, when people know that they are dying, they leave...

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Posted in Letters from The Poet

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