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I have 74 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 47463 times and 88 of my stories have been cherry picked.
216 of my 1,800 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 219 votes

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My ghost story 'The Light Left' (under the name Jane Ayrie) can be found in the anthology 'Cold Iron', published by Iron Press::  https://tinyurl.com/yardmpqs

A short piece of science fiction, 'Madness Not To' (under the name Jane Roberts) 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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My mother died as she lived. In Marks and Spencer's Food Hall.
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My Mother And I Agree On Something

I lost my Mum last month. She was a funny and wise woman, and I wrote this last year after a conversation during which, for once, we really did agree on something.
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The Restructure Roundel

Met up with a former colleague the other day. This is for all those who are now, or ever have been, working in public services.
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Not Quite The Eve Of Destruction (2017 IP)

‘Can’t I have one? Just one little one? I’ve been so good all year…’ ‘No you bloody can’t, and put that Scythe down or I swear to Me I’ll confiscate it for good.'
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Albatross

So I went on this poetry course, and wrote a sonnet to my house. As you do.
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216 of my comments have received 219 Great Feedback votes

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I'm afraid not, Richard - you

Posted on Mon, 05 Mar 2018

I'm afraid not, Richard - you'll have to post it in sections, but you can include a link to the next part at the beginning or end of each bit of text.  

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Posted in The Lad from Pointe de Bute (a short outline)

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Orion keeps watch in the sky

Posted on Sun, 04 Mar 2018

Orion keeps watch in the sky above our garage.  When my kids were small I pointed him out and told them this, and they were staggered when they found out they could see him elsewhere.  He remains their 'special' piece of the sky, and I hope they...

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Posted in I Saw My Old Mate Again

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I'm participating in a study

Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2018

I'm participating in a study run by King's College, looking at mental capacity in older people (not being funny, I honestly can't remember what age you have to be to start participating ...

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Posted in Lethe

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You and me both, Elsie.  We

Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018

You and me both, Elsie.  We are of that same generation.  I was a Rape Crisis counsellor twenty odd years ago, and an 'activist' for some years before that, and I get sick of the 'great and the good' saying now that 'no-one knew' about systematic...

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Posted in Why Feminism - Me too?

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An intriguing story.  Are you

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018

An intriguing story.  Are you planning to develop it further?  I would very much like to know the outcome of this encounter!

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Posted in The Intruder

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This heartfelt elegy for a

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

This heartfelt elegy for a way of life now gone is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.  Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

Schubert - I've changed the image slightly, only because when I checked it (fear of the site being...

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Posted in The Last Shift

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Lovely to have you posting

Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018

Lovely to have you posting again, Alan!  This was really interesting.  Some great physical observation and then those astute observations about the anonymity of hotels, the possibilities of unknown rooms and the stories they might hold.  A rich...

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Posted in Checking In

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I just want to keep reading

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2018

I just want to keep reading this, over and over.  It conveys history and emotion tthat go straight to the heart.  Quietly and beautifully it places the ordinary next to the extraordinary, defining and illuminating both.  Wonderful phrases like '...

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Posted in Out of Season

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Those anniversaries always

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2018

Those anniversaries always lodge in our hearts.  I have a similar one myself coming up in a couple of weeks.  It sounds as though you are at peace with your lovely memories, however hard it has been.  

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Posted in The Anniversary(ies)

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A thoughtful story, with some

Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2018

A thoughtful story, with some really nice touches.  There's a build up of tension, especially when she finds the front door open, and the reader knows then that there is something not quite right.  The idea of the ghost child being lost is very...

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Posted in Homeward

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