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I have 98 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 93925 times and 129 of my stories have been cherry picked.
319 of my 2,603 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 328 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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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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Tower of Strength (IP) Part 3 of 4

The Tower has summoned Strength to the Old Place, between Barclay's Bank and Marks and Spencer's.
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Tower of Strength (IP) Part 2 of 4

'Tentacle things...all bright and shiny...like that thing with all the snakes on its head...' 'The Medusa,' said Mrs Brenton.

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319 of my comments have received 328 Great Feedback votes

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It's great when an old friend

Posted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019

It's great when an old friend returns to ABC - and a bonus when they produce a winner like this.  It's our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!  Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

Picture:  Pixabay Creative Commons

John...

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Posted in Earth as a Peppercorn

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Fully echo the above.  Lovely

Posted on Tue, 01 Oct 2019

Fully echo the above.  Lovely piece of writing.  

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Posted in Earth as a Peppercorn

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I love this - the rhythm and

Posted on Sat, 28 Sep 2019

I love this - the rhythm and the connections and the sparks to the imagination.  Lovely.

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Posted in Colours for Kids 10)

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Interesting thoughts.  When I

Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2019

Interesting thoughts.  When I was young I was all long hair and costume jewellery, and enough eye make-up to sink a battleship. Later on, for practical and psychological reasons, I got very practical and quite self-effacing with my style.  Now I'...

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Posted in Marwood Lake Near The Woods.

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Another splendid episode.  I

Posted on Thu, 26 Sep 2019

Another splendid episode.  I just love the idea of a not too happy to see you squid.  I hope you're thinking of sending this off somewhere at some point?  It deserves a wider audience.  If I ever get any grandchildren, I want to read this to them...

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Posted in "The Trouble with Magical Beings" (A Fantasy) Chapter 8

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This is beautiful, Rich. You

Posted on Fri, 27 Sep 2019

This is beautiful, Rich. You have a  great and generous ability not only to evoke your own memories, but to make the reader feel that they're part of a conversation, and so recall how they also felt at nine years old.  As insert says, more please...

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Posted in Life and Death Under the Hudson

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It's awful, isn't it, once

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019

It's awful, isn't it, once you get caught up in one of those complicated things.  I do hope it's sorted out for you soon, and that your brother settled well in his new home.  

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Posted in Galaxy Part Five.

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This made me smile Jean -

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019

This made me smile Jean - those innocent times when life seemed a lot simpler!  I had my first marriage proposal at 5 - he didn't ask me, he told his mum that we were getting married so she would have to get the spare room ready for me, and tell...

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Posted in The Men in my Life - part 1

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Marvellous stuff.  A spell to

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019

Marvellous stuff.  A spell to cast upon any blasted heath.  I wonder if you'd consider reading this aloud and adding to the ABC Soundcloud collection?  It would be fantastic. 

Your use of the name Sven in connection with shadows reminded...

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Posted in Let's Get the Scissors

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Hmmm.  I'm quite surprised

Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019

Hmmm.  I'm quite surprised that thick back hair hasn't put him off. wink

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Posted in Downshire Diary – (80) Birthday Surprise

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