airyfairy

Primary tabs

I have 112 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 130999 times and 154 of my stories have been cherry picked.
430 of my 3,096 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 448 votes

Close reader
airyfairy's picture

Assorted writers' groups, the odd anthology, occasional readings.  Lots of looking out of the window.  Hello, and thanks for dropping by.

 

 

 

 

430 of my comments have received 448 Great Feedback votes

1 Vote

Hi

Posted on Wed, 12 Aug 2015

Hi

I'm rattling through this - enjoying very much.  The details you have put in to evoke the period are very effective.  I was very struck in a previous chapter how you caught the murk and grime of seventies Britain, and the feel you have...

Read full comment

Posted in EBOLOWA 15

1 Vote

One of the things I really

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016

One of the things I really like about this story is the way you anchor it with precise detail and description - lots of day to day stuff that gives the people and the place solidity and believability,  so important when your plot centres on the...

Read full comment

Posted in Switchback. Ch14 pt2

1 Vote

It is difficult to read,

Posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2016

It is difficult to read, particularly on a screen.  The words themselves provide the cumulative effect you seem to be aiming for, powerfully building to the denoument.  I don't think you need this particular formatting. 

Read full comment

Posted in WW1 ghosts

1 Vote

 You have not put this piece

Posted on Tue, 19 Apr 2016

 You have not put this piece as fiction so I am assuming it is at least partly personal experience.  It must have been very difficult to write.   You've captured the heightened emotion of such an occasion, the artificiality and sometimes surreal...

Read full comment

Posted in A Fathers Secret

1 Vote

I'm not a fan of the Family,

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2016

I'm not a fan of the Family, but I felt for her son, posing for 'that' picture.  Choosing between the symbolism of doing it and the symbolism of not.  Whatever the perks, I wouldn't fancy life as a signifier.

Read full comment

Posted in A Life in Tabloid Pictures

1 Vote

Interesting idea with lots of

Posted on Sun, 17 Apr 2016

Interesting idea with lots of detail -  is ths part of something longer or are you thinking of expanding it?  Lazlo sounds like a character with lots of potential for development before his sad demise.  Or was it his demise?  I think there were...

Read full comment

Posted in A Trip to Edinburgh

1 Vote

Particularly liked the

Posted on Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Particularly liked the portrayal of the relationship between George and Mary - very moving.  I find the way you are introducing the characters very interesting - they appear, with their own stories, as needed by the plot.  You haven't followed...

Read full comment

Posted in Switchback. Ch9

1 Vote

I like the way the poem's

Posted on Wed, 13 Apr 2016

I like the way the poem's structure emphasises the ambivalence, the simultaneous need for and fear of dependence.  The poem also makes you wonder about the dynamics of the relationship, and what the 'other half' thinks about it.  A good read. ...

Read full comment

Posted in Some False Sense Of Security

1 Vote

Perfumes are so evocative. 

Posted on Tue, 12 Apr 2016

Perfumes are so evocative.  For me Carven's Ma Griffe, if I ever catch a whiff of it, has a very similar effect.  Beautiful writing.

Read full comment

Posted in 'Evening in Paris' (Poetry Monthly)

1 Vote

Absolutely love the take on

Posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2016

Absolutely love the take on the IP, and the concept of the 'it' girl.  It's the simple things that often bring most satisfaction...

Read full comment

Posted in The 'It' Girl

Pages