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I have 97 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 88412 times and 126 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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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I'll Teach You To Burn (IP)

Fire was a dominant theme in my childhood. It was for most kids in the fifties and sixties. It was one of our earliest lessons on the contrariness of life.
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The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Three)

I knew who she was. We all did. And every face was afraid.
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Castle Pillock 12

Castle Pillock has run the London Marathon! Well, one of us has.
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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.
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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.

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296 of my comments have received 303 Great Feedback votes

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And don't forget that there's

Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2018

And don't forget that there's mini plastic, or whatever it's called, in bottled water.  It's probably in tap water too, but at least you're not paying extra for it.  

Very good piece, Ed.  

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Posted in Wai Peipei Comes Of Age

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Really interesting question. 

Posted on Sun, 25 Mar 2018

Really interesting question.  There's a lot of research going on at the moment, particularly into a compound of cannabis, cannabidiol.  Some researchers say it can reduce or lessen the severity of seizures, particularly where other drugs have not...

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Posted in International Purple Day - Epilepsy Awareness

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Good Lord.  Normally the

Posted on Sun, 25 Mar 2018

Good Lord.  Normally the crowd runs the other way...laugh

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Posted in International Purple Day - Epilepsy Awareness

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The way you use both the

Posted on Wed, 07 Mar 2018

The way you use both the words and the flowers as signifiers, and then indicate that it was language that finished the relationship, is very effective.  Memory is preserved in all sorts of vessels, in all sorts of ways.  I enjoyed reading this....

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Posted in Flowers From a Book

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Time does heal the wounds,

Posted on Tue, 06 Mar 2018

Time does heal the wounds, but we still miss those we loved.  I'm sure your mother would be proud to know you are still thinking of her.

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Posted in Rest In Peace, Mom - Part III

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I'm afraid not, Richard - you

Posted on Mon, 05 Mar 2018

I'm afraid not, Richard - you'll have to post it in sections, but you can include a link to the next part at the beginning or end of each bit of text.  

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Posted in The Lad from Pointe de Bute (a short outline)

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Orion keeps watch in the sky

Posted on Sun, 04 Mar 2018

Orion keeps watch in the sky above our garage.  When my kids were small I pointed him out and told them this, and they were staggered when they found out they could see him elsewhere.  He remains their 'special' piece of the sky, and I hope they...

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Posted in I Saw My Old Mate Again

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I'm participating in a study

Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2018

I'm participating in a study run by King's College, looking at mental capacity in older people (not being funny, I honestly can't remember what age you have to be to start participating ...

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Posted in Lethe

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You and me both, Elsie.  We

Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018

You and me both, Elsie.  We are of that same generation.  I was a Rape Crisis counsellor twenty odd years ago, and an 'activist' for some years before that, and I get sick of the 'great and the good' saying now that 'no-one knew' about systematic...

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Posted in Why Feminism - Me too?

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An intriguing story.  Are you

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018

An intriguing story.  Are you planning to develop it further?  I would very much like to know the outcome of this encounter!

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Posted in The Intruder

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