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I have 83 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 63717 times and 104 of my stories have been cherry picked.
241 of my 2,123 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 244 votes

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A couple of my pieces can be found elsewhere,

A ghost story, 'The Light Left' is in the anthology 'Cold Iron', published by Iron Press::  https://tinyurl.com/yardmpqs

A short piece of science fiction, 'Madness Not To' is on the Terra 2 website here: :https://yorkstjohnterratwo.com/portfolio/madness-not-to-by-jane-roberts/

My ABC blog, including life at Castle Pillock, is here:  https://www.abctales.com/blogs/airyfairy   There are also some previous Castle Pillock episodes in the named collection below.

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A Pillock's Castle (2)

Some day my plumber will come.
Cherry

A Pillock's Castle

First find your stopcock

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241 of my comments have received 244 Great Feedback votes

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Interesting piece, and I'm

Posted on Sat, 09 Jul 2016

Interesting piece, and I'm not sure quite where I stand on this one.  In many ways I agree that if we want quality journalism we should accept we have to pay for it, but the digital genie's out of the bottle with news as with music and other...

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Posted in We do not deserve a 'free' press

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Pissing on someone's

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016

Pissing on someone's strawberries will now become part of my lexicon.  Decidedly more evocative than raining on a parade!  As always, this is so wonderfully visual.  The image of policemen with pink binoculars is to be treasured.

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Posted in Bring Out Your Dead - Part 21

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The picture is stunning, as

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016

The picture is stunning, as are the words.  I suppose I'm reading this as a companion piece to your 'Folklore', so the beauty seems to have a number of barbs.  Particularly liked the verse about history shooting arrows.

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Posted in Into the Marvellous

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Hi!  Welcome to ABC Tales.

Posted on Mon, 04 Jul 2016

Hi!  Welcome to ABC Tales.

Very intruiging start to your story and I am looking forward to seeing where it will go next.  I like the blending of SF and fantasy and the way you contrast the day to day requirements of the narrator's job and...

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Posted in The Spectator, chapters 1-3

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Clear-eyed about the risks

Posted on Sat, 25 Jun 2016

Clear-eyed about the risks and the fears, and offering encouragement that it can be done.  I felt as thought I wanted to know what had been the tipping point for this woman, what finally made her feel she and her child deserved better.  A good...

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Posted in The First Step

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I've read both parts of this

Posted on Tue, 21 Jun 2016

I've read both parts of this through a couple of times now, and really enjoyed the lyricism and magic.  I did feel that perhaps there was a little too much back story to start off with - possibly you could have established the circumstances...

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Posted in Fishing Dreams by the Spree- Part 2

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Another great piece of

Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2016

Another great piece of writing.  Your description of Ali is so moving. 

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Posted in Deer Lake Before and After (Final Round)

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Oh dear.  I predict a riot.

Posted on Mon, 13 Jun 2016

Oh dear.  I predict a riot.

Just one typo - when Chantelle comes to join our two heroes, Josiah briefly turns into Joshua. 

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Posted in Bring Out Your Dead - Part 19

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I don't really agree with

Posted on Mon, 06 Jun 2016

I don't really agree with Phineas on this.  I thought the acceptance of the existence of vampires was an interesting take on a well-known theme, a bit akin to the way Alien Nation or the recent Aliens TV series postulated a world where aliens...

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Posted in Sangreville

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Explosive ending - oh no, not

Posted on Wed, 08 Jun 2016

Explosive ending - oh no, not Marc!  You capture the grubbiness and seediness of power play, and the sadness of the individual lives destroyed on all sides.  This has been a really gripping and enjoyable story.

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Posted in EBOLOWA 44

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