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I have 99 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 105106 times and 132 of my stories have been cherry picked.
335 of my 2,692 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 344 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)

 

 

 

My stories

Gold cherry

Castle Pillock 11

Castle Pillock is in training.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Seventeen)

'What?' I said. 'You set me up for murder so you can offer me a job?'
Cherry

Castle Pillock 10

Hubs, and Pods and Sieves.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Sixteen)

'I've never been asked to look for something like that,' I said. 'No Net Caster has ever been asked to look for something like that.'
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Fifteen)

There was nothing soft about the woman sitting at the table. And how did she know my mother?

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335 of my comments have received 344 Great Feedback votes

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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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The bewilderment and pain of

Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018

The bewilderment and pain of those involved in this are so awful to think about.  It affects whole communities - Di, I can't imagine how you even start to process it.  As a society we always struggle with how to treat children or young adults who...

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Posted in Be Careful What I Say.......

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Absolutely lovely.  My dad

Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2018

Absolutely lovely.  My dad had a load of 78rpm vinyl - I could hear every one of them even though I couldn't play them.  Eventually I was able to let go of them.  The image of the coat is particularly poignant.  

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Posted in Remnants

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I'm so sorry to hear about

Posted on Sat, 09 Jun 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat.  I'm a cat lover myself and it's so hard when you have to say goodbye.  

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Posted in Boy's Death

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I heard about this poor

Posted on Mon, 04 Jun 2018

I heard about this poor gentleman on the news. Such a very sad thing. Glad to hear you came through safely.

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Posted in Five Minutes.

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I love these slices of life,

Posted on Fri, 01 Jun 2018

I love these slices of life, they're always so vivid. The sounds and scents come alive and we can see a colour drenched scene as if we're there.

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Posted in El primero de junio

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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.

Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons

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Posted in 'May I Use Your Bathroom?'

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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. ...

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Posted in Dottie in the window

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