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I have 98 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 94138 times and 129 of my stories have been cherry picked.
319 of my 2,604 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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The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Four)

I looked at Hamish. Who had replaced the dodgy businessman, the charming, self-serving rogue I had known since childhood, with this stern creature who delivered lectures to the powerful?
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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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319 of my comments have received 328 Great Feedback votes

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A tantalising glimpse of a

Posted on Wed, 01 Aug 2018

A tantalising glimpse of a wonder, and sometimes that's the best thing to have.

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Posted in I DREAMED ABOUT A GIRL

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Hello!  Welcome To ABC Tales.

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018

Hello!  Welcome To ABC Tales.  

Lots of good stuff in this first chapter.  Some of your descriptions are excellent - I got a real feeling of the snow and the power of the elements, and the stained glass with its mixture of hellish fire and...

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Posted in Survival on the Edge of the Night

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The darting rhythm of this

Posted on Sun, 29 Jul 2018

The darting rhythm of this captures the bird's movement perfectly.  A delightful read.

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Posted in LIFE IS SIMPLE

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This is great. A convincing

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018

This is great. A convincing fairytale set in an equally convincing real world. And for old Whovians like me,utterly irresistible.

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Posted in The Blue Box

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Quiet joy and contentment

Posted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018

Quiet joy and contentment brings its own creativity.  This lovely poem is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.  Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.  

Picture:  Pixabay Creative Commons

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Posted in HERE I SIT

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I came late to this so I don

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018

I came late to this so I don't know if the last line in question is the existing last line or a previous last line?  Just checking, before I place my bid.  

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Posted in Distance

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Into the valley of death... 

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018

Into the valley of death...  really made me laugh.  Reminded me of all those times we were horrid to new young teachers, just because we could be.  Children are nasty little beasts.

Would it be possible to have a couple of quick thumbnail...

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Posted in I'm Not Disappointed, I'm Just Angry Chapter 3

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An entire novel caught in

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018

An entire novel caught in this poem.  You brilliantly portray the tension that comes from waiting, those moments when all you can do is nothing.  

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Posted in Going Out For Cigarettes

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Past and present whispering

Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2018

Past and present whispering to each other.  Really evocative and the rhythm conveys the journey.  Very much enjoyed reading this.

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Posted in Along a Roman Road

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Manages to be both sad and

Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018

Manages to be both sad and optimistic, and to convey the vulnerability and strength of the narrator.  There's a whole novel's worth of story in this.  I bet there's lots of similar tales in that repressive little community.  

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Posted in The Return (Part 2 of 2)

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