I have 75 stories published in
7 collections on the site.
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My ghost story 'The Light Left' (under the name Jane Ayrie) can be found in the anthology 'Cold Iron', published by Iron Press:: https://tinyurl.com/yardmpqs
A short piece of science fiction, 'Madness Not To' (under the name Jane Roberts) is on the Terra 2 website here: :https://yorkstjohnterratwo.com/portfolio/madness-not-to-by-jane-roberts/
My ABC blog, including life at Castle Pillock, is here: https://www.abctales.com/blogs/airyfairy There are also some previous Castle Pillock episodes in the named collection below.
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230 of my comments have received 233 Great Feedback votes
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...Read full comment
Posted in Buried Secrets
Into the valley of death...
Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018
Into the valley of death... really made me laugh. Reminded me of all those times we were horrid to new young teachers, just because we could be. Children are nasty little beasts.
Would it be possible to have a couple of quick thumbnail...Read full comment
Manages to be both sad and
Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018
Manages to be both sad and optimistic, and to convey the vulnerability and strength of the narrator. There's a whole novel's worth of story in this. I bet there's lots of similar tales in that repressive little community.Read full comment
Posted in The Return (Part 2 of 2)
Absolutely lovely. My dad
Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Absolutely lovely. My dad had a load of 78rpm vinyl - I could hear every one of them even though I couldn't play them. Eventually I was able to let go of them. The image of the coat is particularly poignant.Read full comment
Posted in Remnants