I have 98 stories published in
8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 93895 times and 129 of my stories have been cherry picked.
319 of my 2,603 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 328 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)
319 of my comments have received 328 Great Feedback votes
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
Trying to pick out, as one
Posted on Sun, 25 Oct 2015
Trying to pick out, as one does, the 'I particularly liked...' bit, and I can't, because each paragraph is so rich and multi-layered. Just blown away by the way you use words to envoke feelings, sensations, physical textures and so many vivid...Read full comment
Posted in White Light
I've read this several times
Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2015
I've read this several times and appreciated it more each time. In its dissection of the way people are brutalised in war it held echoes, for me, of the WW1 war poets. Disturbing look at the questions of how and why people can do such things to...Read full comment
Posted in Boa's Ark
Posted on Wed, 09 Sep 2015
Intriguing. Strong descriptions - the grey of things and the houses as 'almost protecting'. The hints that this is not the first time for this scenario. Is this stand alone or will we find out more? I hope more! Welcome to ABC Tales.Read full comment
Posted in Into the Shadows
Wonderful use of language.
Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2015
Wonderful use of language. That opening paragraph has the reader hooked, and the image of palms of velcro is so very evocative. The final paragraph hints at all the emotional turmoil experience says is to come. Acutely observed.Read full comment
Posted in The fourth kiss
And I've always been rather
Posted on Sat, 29 Aug 2015
And I've always been rather fond of liver...
I enjoyed this. Very visceral, and the physical descriptions are particularly good. Anna's character is also well drawn at the beginning. I wasn't quite sure about the final paragraph. I...Read full comment
Posted in Upon the Hills of Far Darrig