I have 96 stories published in
8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 82779 times and 123 of my stories have been cherry picked.
287 of my 2,430 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 294 votes
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)
287 of my comments have received 294 Great Feedback votes
I really like this - very
Posted on Sun, 13 Mar 2016
I really like this - very descriptive and I like the circular construction. Genuine feeling of malice and the pacing works really well.
I think it needs a bit of proof reading - there are some bits I had to read over a couple of times to...Read full comment
Posted in On this wild October Evening
Hi, welcome to ABC Tales.
Posted on Sat, 12 Mar 2016
Hi, welcome to ABC Tales.
Interesting opening and lots of potential for moving forward. I think it would benefit from some proof-reading - there's a mix of tenses in the beginning which is confusing for the reader, and in your penultimate...Read full comment
Posted in Searching for Change ch.1
I am always so envious of the
Posted on Wed, 02 Mar 2016
I am always so envious of the way poets such as yourself can create wholly believable characters and situations by the skillful placing of relatively few words, and by the rhythm you create. This was very moving, and that last stanza will stay...Read full comment
Posted in Too Cold for Snow...
Enjoyed this - fun and great
Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2016
Enjoyed this - fun and great imaginative use of the names. I thought the beginning was strong and you kept the pace up well. It seemed to lose a little of the life when we got to the section where the apes appear - I got the impression you...Read full comment
Posted in Raztan of the Grapes. (A parody.)
Still going strong and very
Posted on Sat, 20 Feb 2016
Still going strong and very enjoyable. I like the way that the characters of Josiah and Archibald are so well delineated by the differences in their speech. It brings a depth to the characters.
I think that some of the qualifying adverbs...Read full comment
Posted in Bring Out Your Dead - Part 8
I'm loving these characters.
Posted on Sat, 13 Feb 2016
I'm loving these characters. The detectives in particular jump off the page. You are very firmly in that tradition of engaging, gently surreal British humour that gets its strength from strong characterisation and situations that are extreme...Read full comment
Posted in Bring Out Your Dead - Part 7