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
I absolutely loved this.
Posted on Fri, 05 Jan 2018
I absolutely loved this. Read it through, then went back and read it again after the 'reveal' and didn't stop chuckling all the way through. I have a Sibyl, and I can just imagine her being this mean to a poor Sam. I also have a much milder...Read full comment
Posted in Zam and the Sibyl
The middle section, full of
Posted on Tue, 02 Jan 2018
The middle section, full of dreams and imagination, really fleshes this out, giving hope for the narrator and also making us feel his childhood humiliations even more keenly. The ending is really uplifting - the reader wants to shout 'YES!' that...Read full comment
Posted in The Journey Back
Some of the imagery in this
Posted on Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Some of the imagery in this is very effective, and the poem as a whole seems to come alive, in fact, when the river arrives 'buzzing, puffing, scuffing'. The dry humour (oh, that's a daft thing to say in this context, but I can't think of a...Read full comment
Posted in Adaptibility
You capture the wonderful
Posted on Tue, 19 Dec 2017
You capture the wonderful strangeness of a peacock very well. Their beauty has an almost alien quality to it, if you are standing looking at them, and they are standing looking back. This brought back memories of being with my children when...Read full comment
Posted in Amazing ‘eyes’ that hypnotize
The thing I love about this,
Posted on Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The thing I love about this, and liked so much about the previous part, is the way you show people apparently quietly getting on with life, making the best, as they say, but underneath there is so much emotion and so much tremulous hope. Less is...Read full comment
Posted in Degrees of Separation
Beautifully written, and hard
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Beautifully written, and hard to read. Many readers will share the child's experiences, but there will also be parents who are painfully aware that their cihldren must have heard things they should not. An excellent piece, Poppy.Read full comment
Posted in The Stairs