I have 75 stories published in
7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 54119 times and 91 of my stories have been cherry picked.
230 of my 1,946 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 233 votes
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
I've read this several times
Posted on Sun, 03 Jun 2018
I've read this several times now, getting something else out of it each time. It does a wonderful job of blending joy and sadness, closeness and estrangement. I think this is something many people will recognise, from one context or another. ...Read full comment
Posted in The Borrowed Days
This dire but funny warning
Posted on Sun, 20 May 2018
This dire but funny warning about the joys or otherwise of the summer fayre season is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day! Please share if you enjoy it too.
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Posted in 'May I Use Your Bathroom?'
Lovely vignette, and a
Posted on Tue, 01 May 2018
Lovely vignette, and a thoughtful take on the IP. There are some very telling descriptions - your opening line really evokes the abundance of flowers in the shop window. You also capture both Dottie's loneliness and her strengh of character. ...Read full comment
Posted in Dottie in the window
Both parts of this
Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018
Both parts of this beautifully written. The tension for the reader, around whether the 'something hard' is physical or psychological, is excellently maintained. You have captured the awkwardness and ambivalence that people feel towards both the...Read full comment
Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 2)
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