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I have 97 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 85053 times and 125 of my stories have been cherry picked.
295 of my 2,482 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 302 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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Cherry

Castle Pillock 7

Radio Gaga: The Dowager has a birthday, God moves in mysterious ways, and we remember Blueberry Hill.
Cherry

Back When Elvis Came To Town

Imagine the time before recorded sound. Before wax cylinders and piano rolls and music boxes. When all you had was the singer. Back when Elvis came to town.
Gold cherry

Song For The Girl With The Corn Coloured Hair

Originally intended for the 'Result' IP but life intervened and I didn't get it done in time.
Cherry

Castle Pillock 6

The Journal has had a fruity week...
Cherry

Castle Pillock 5

The Princess is taking her genes on holiday...

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295 of my comments have received 302 Great Feedback votes

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Fascinating, Jean.  I was

Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Fascinating, Jean.  I was watching the Proms the other night, Daniel Barenboim conducting a programme of English music, and they played both 'Nimrod' (always reduces me to tears) and 'Pomp and Circumstance'.  The detail in this is wonderful -...

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Posted in Beth Tree and the Elgars 7

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What a lovely story!  Glad

Posted on Sun, 16 Jul 2017

What a lovely story!  Glad that it all worked out in the end.  I love the idea of having that chant as a ring tone.  Currently I have The Beatles' 'Don't Bother Me', which has always seemed appropriate, but you've given me something to think...

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Posted in The Kindness of Kevin

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Hello, welcome to ABC Tales. 

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Hello, welcome to ABC Tales.  I enjoyed reading this.  The way you follow the year through is very effective, and I very much liked the last three lines.  I agree with Ewan that the word Ivy sits a little oddly at the end.  Although I'd have got...

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Posted in a sort of green

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And it's also our Story of

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

And it's also our Story of the Week - Congratulations!

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Posted in What happens near Rome

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Brilliantly funny, painfully

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Brilliantly funny, painfully realistic - this is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!

Picture Credit: http://tinyurl.com/y8kce54x

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Posted in What happens near Rome

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Very funny - and the

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Very funny - and the awkwardness is tangible.  Really enjoyed reading this.

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Posted in What happens near Rome

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I loved that last line. 

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017

I loved that last line.  Sometimes there is simply no other way to put it! 

I really like the rhythm of your writing - I see that you're a lyricist and the musicality definitely comes through.

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Posted in Um, Um, Um, Yummy

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This is a lovely piece.  We

Posted on Sat, 03 Jun 2017

This is a lovely piece.  We have been reminded recently of how powerful poetry can be at times of national grief.  I like the way this reads as a declaration of (all kinds of) faith, a credo for getting through terrible times.  Really touches the...

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Posted in Hearts Connect Us

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Loved this.  Poor old Very. 

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017

Loved this.  Poor old Very.  I have this terrible dream, sometimes, where I'm confronted by the population of the future gabbling 'So jus' lit'rally very kinda like y'know' as they drive skewers into my ears.

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Posted in Adverb Angst

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Wonderful use of the words -

Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017

Wonderful use of the words - read aloud, the sounds really evoke both the storm and the calm afterwards.

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Posted in Ocean

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