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I have 83 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 63674 times and 104 of my stories have been cherry picked.
240 of my 2,120 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 243 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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What Goes Around (IP)

You can't miss what you've never had. Unless you've had it before. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Halloween

Not very seasonal, but one I made earlier and have been tinkering with. Photo CC0 via Pixabay
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Postcard from Upstairs (IP)

Don't say anything to Leonard. Picture: https://tinyurl.com/y9mrwdjt
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Mosaic

A word limited exercise in memoir, written for a course I did last autumn. Picture: https://tinyurl.com/yd92krwx
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The Game of the Name

Hooray! The most popular baby names list is out! No, I couldn't care less. Yes, I love a bit of a gawp at other people's choices.

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240 of my comments have received 243 Great Feedback votes

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An entire novel caught in

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018

An entire novel caught in this poem.  You brilliantly portray the tension that comes from waiting, those moments when all you can do is nothing.  

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Posted in Going Out For Cigarettes

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Past and present whispering

Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2018

Past and present whispering to each other.  Really evocative and the rhythm conveys the journey.  Very much enjoyed reading this.

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Posted in Along a Roman Road

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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.  

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Posted in The Return (Part 2 of 2)

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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...

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Posted in Be Careful What I Say.......

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Very thoughtful poem.  It

Posted on Thu, 05 Jul 2018

Very thoughtful poem.  It does us good to walk in others' shoes.  It is a victory for those in power if we turn on each other.  

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Posted in Conversation with a Feminist

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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.  

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Posted in Remnants

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I'm so sorry to hear about

Posted on Sat, 09 Jun 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat.  I'm a cat lover myself and it's so hard when you have to say goodbye.  

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Posted in Boy's Death

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I heard about this poor

Posted on Mon, 04 Jun 2018

I heard about this poor gentleman on the news. Such a very sad thing. Glad to hear you came through safely.

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Posted in Five Minutes.

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I've read this several times

Posted on Sun, 03 Jun 2018

I've read this several times now, getting something else out of it each time.  It does a wonderful job of blending joy and sadness, closeness and estrangement.  I think this is something many people will recognise, from one context or another. ...

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Posted in The Borrowed Days

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I love these slices of life,

Posted on Fri, 01 Jun 2018

I love these slices of life, they're always so vivid. The sounds and scents come alive and we can see a colour drenched scene as if we're there.

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Posted in El primero de junio

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