I have 74 stories published in
7 collections on the site.
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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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216 of my comments have received 219 Great Feedback votes
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...Read full comment
Posted in I Saw My Old Mate Again
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...Read full comment
Posted in Why Feminism - Me too?
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...Read full comment
Posted in The Last Shift
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...Read full comment
Posted in Checking In
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 '...Read full comment
Posted in Out of Season
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.Read full comment
Posted in The Anniversary(ies)
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...Read full comment
Posted in Homeward