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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

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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)

 

 

 

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The Sight of Crystal

'A crystal teardrop is a wonderful thing,' said Mr Halper, in the gloom of a basement workshop redolent of sardine sandwiches and sweat. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Pad Life: End of Days

An absolute monarchy. That's what we need. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Sun (IP)

Sometimes it seems like the sun ain't gonna shine anymore. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Pad Life: Tunnelling Through

The Pad has an idea for a new business venture: Borrow A Gosling. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Pad Life: X Marks The Spot

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

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294 of my comments have received 301 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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The change of mood in that

Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019

The change of mood in that last verse is very effective, turning what appears to be a ramshackle old house into something totally other.  Love the 'mutant mosquitoes' - lovely use of language.

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Posted in An Old

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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...

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Posted in An Important Night-time Walk

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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.

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Posted in All Architects Are Called Zach (Part 3, words, 1,376)

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