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
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)
335 of my comments have received 344 Great Feedback votes
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.Read full comment
Posted in The Return (Part 2 of 2)
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...Read full comment
Posted in Be Careful What I Say.......
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.Read full comment
Posted in Remnants
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 CommonsRead full comment
Posted in 'May I Use Your Bathroom?'
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. ...Read full comment
Posted in Dottie in the window