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I have 94 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 80804 times and 120 of my stories have been cherry picked.
283 of my 2,377 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 290 votes

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Short stories published in these anthologies:  http://www.ironpress.co.uk/books/coldiron.html (as Jane Ayrie);   https://www.valleypressuk.com/book/119/science_fiction_for_survival (as Jane Roberts)

 

 

 

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Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Two)

I began to laugh from fatigue, shock, grief, and an overriding terror of being locked down here in this cellar with a group of disparate and apparently ill-matched Bios.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-One)

'I've got nothing left to lose,' I told him. 'You haven't asked about your sister,' he said.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Twenty)

Face to face with the man I had been searching for, the man I grew up with, the man who betrayed me. The man who was either dead or had never existed.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Nineteen)

Living on my home world disturbs me. Spider webs disturb me though I've never seen a spider. We learn to live with disturbance, with always being disturbed
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Eighteen)

Not all blight survivors survive intact. 'You kept me drugged for a week?'

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283 of my comments have received 290 Great Feedback votes

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A thoughtful story, with some

Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2018

A thoughtful story, with some really nice touches.  There's a build up of tension, especially when she finds the front door open, and the reader knows then that there is something not quite right.  The idea of the ghost child being lost is very...

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Posted in Homeward

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Reminds me of a conversation

Posted on Sun, 28 Jan 2018

Reminds me of a conversation I once had with a taxi driver, when we were reminiscing about one of the first nightclubs to open in our town.  We wondered if we might have once bumped into each other there, back in the day.  

Him:  Ah,...

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Posted in A Younger Man's Trousers

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We've all been there!  The

Posted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018

We've all been there!  The picture in our minds is perhaps not quite what others see.  Lots of fun and life in this.

Small typo - in the first line of the last verse, should it be 'her' rather than 'het'?

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Posted in Rock 'n' Roll

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I'm not vegan, or even

Posted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018

I'm not vegan, or even vegetarian, but I've never understood people who say others shouldn't be vegan because it's not 'natural'.  It's not 'natural' for human animals to have flush toilets or central heating, but no-one seems to have a problem...

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Posted in .14 why am I 'vegan'?

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This beautiful poem of love

Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018

This beautiful poem of love and mystery is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!  Please share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

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Posted in Queen Cordelia's Lament.

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It does feel like things are

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018

It does feel like things are changing, one way or another.  It seems as though there are two forces engaged in a giant tug of war, and at the moment it's unclear which one will win.  All that tradition is indeed comforting to many people, but it'...

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Posted in The Way Things Have Always Been

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I very much liked the

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018

I very much liked the structure of this, and the image of the dream slipping out and smashing on the tiles, releasing all that wonderful imagery, is very effective.  Similarly the way it turns gently around on itself at the end, almost a dream...

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Posted in DREAMING

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As another cat owned fool, I

Posted on Sat, 13 Jan 2018

As another cat owned fool, I very much enjoyed this.  The image of unwinding like near broken clocks was particularly striking (oh dear, no pun intended) and there was something about the rhythm and the sensuousness of the language that really...

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Posted in finding peace

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A timely reminder that, sadly

Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018

A timely reminder that, sadly, such attitudes do not belong to the past.  The structure of this, the way the rhythm changes from the flow of the first section to the jaggedness of the second, is very effective at emphasising the content.  It...

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Posted in The Dream

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Lovely sentiments Richard. 

Posted on Mon, 08 Jan 2018

Lovely sentiments Richard.  And possibly the most important line in there is: 'still not too late, you know'.

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Posted in IF--

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