I have 74 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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216 of my comments have received 219 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
That's a wonderful way to
Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018
That's a wonderful way to look at things. Although in my opinion you're a writer, whatever else you may do! Enjoying our writing, and enjoying sharing it, if we choose, should be the main reason for doing it. Otherwise there's not a lot of...Read full comment
Posted in Serene
There's a tenderness and
Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018
There's a tenderness and sweetness in this chapter - the episode with Richard's father will ring very true with anyone who has known an older person struggling to find a purpose for their life. Richard's reflections on how he was during his...Read full comment
Posted in Englishman Descending 25-27
I'm so glad you found someone
Posted on Mon, 02 Apr 2018
I'm so glad you found someone who would listen to your story and believe you. You show so well how many abused children feel they must have been 'complicit' in the abuse because of their physical reactions to it. It can take them a long time,...Read full comment
Posted in Grace Part Four.
Such a sad and courageous
Posted on Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Such a sad and courageous story - what a brave little girl and now a very brave woman. However hard it is, please do keep going with telling your story. You're in charge of this story now, not that horrible man.Read full comment
Posted in Grace Part Two.