I have 97 stories published in
8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 84902 times and 125 of my stories have been cherry picked.
294 of my 2,481 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 301 votes
Short stories published in these anthologies:
Cold Iron: 21st Century Ghost Stories (The Iron Press) http://www.ironpress.co.uk/books/coldiron.html (as Jane Ayrie);
Science Fiction for Survival (Valley Press) https://www.valleypressuk.com/book/119/science_fiction_for_survival (as Jane Roberts)
294 of my comments have received 301 Great Feedback votes
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...Read full comment
Posted in Under the pines and the power lines
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.Read full comment
Posted in Transfixed!
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...Read full comment
Posted in Omar's Diary - Sunday 26th August 2018
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
I'm a fan of magical realism
Posted on Sun, 14 Jul 2019
I'm a fan of magical realism too, a fascinating genre and a very difficult one to write! As mark says, you've caught that mixture of fantasy and realistic scepticism, and you draw the reader in by making them wonder who they would choose. I...Read full comment
Posted in An Important Night-time Walk
Truly extraordinary writing,
Posted on Mon, 08 Jul 2019
Truly extraordinary writing, I'm totally captivated and looking forward to the next part.
Re insert's query above - it's a woodcut by Edvard Munch and therefore out of copyright, in the public domain.Read full comment