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I have 83 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 63768 times and 104 of my stories have been cherry picked.
241 of my 2,124 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 244 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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My Mother And I Agree On Something

I lost my Mum last month. She was a funny and wise woman, and I wrote this last year after a conversation during which, for once, we really did agree on something.
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The Restructure Roundel

Met up with a former colleague the other day. This is for all those who are now, or ever have been, working in public services.
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Not Quite The Eve Of Destruction (2017 IP)

‘Can’t I have one? Just one little one? I’ve been so good all year…’ ‘No you bloody can’t, and put that Scythe down or I swear to Me I’ll confiscate it for good.'
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Albatross

So I went on this poetry course, and wrote a sonnet to my house. As you do.
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Bob Dylan (IP)

My first and definitely last poetic contribution to ABC Tales.

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241 of my comments have received 244 Great Feedback votes

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Really interesting question. 

Posted on Sun, 25 Mar 2018

Really interesting question.  There's a lot of research going on at the moment, particularly into a compound of cannabis, cannabidiol.  Some researchers say it can reduce or lessen the severity of seizures, particularly where other drugs have not...

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Posted in International Purple Day - Epilepsy Awareness

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Good Lord.  Normally the

Posted on Sun, 25 Mar 2018

Good Lord.  Normally the crowd runs the other way...laugh

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Posted in International Purple Day - Epilepsy Awareness

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The way you use both the

Posted on Wed, 07 Mar 2018

The way you use both the words and the flowers as signifiers, and then indicate that it was language that finished the relationship, is very effective.  Memory is preserved in all sorts of vessels, in all sorts of ways.  I enjoyed reading this....

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Posted in Flowers From a Book

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Time does heal the wounds,

Posted on Tue, 06 Mar 2018

Time does heal the wounds, but we still miss those we loved.  I'm sure your mother would be proud to know you are still thinking of her.

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Posted in Rest In Peace, Mom - Part III

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I'm afraid not, Richard - you

Posted on Mon, 05 Mar 2018

I'm afraid not, Richard - you'll have to post it in sections, but you can include a link to the next part at the beginning or end of each bit of text.  

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Posted in The Lad from Pointe de Bute (a short outline)

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Orion keeps watch in the sky

Posted on Sun, 04 Mar 2018

Orion keeps watch in the sky above our garage.  When my kids were small I pointed him out and told them this, and they were staggered when they found out they could see him elsewhere.  He remains their 'special' piece of the sky, and I hope they...

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Posted in I Saw My Old Mate Again

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I'm participating in a study

Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2018

I'm participating in a study run by King's College, looking at mental capacity in older people (not being funny, I honestly can't remember what age you have to be to start participating ...

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Posted in Lethe

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You and me both, Elsie.  We

Posted on Sat, 17 Feb 2018

You and me both, Elsie.  We are of that same generation.  I was a Rape Crisis counsellor twenty odd years ago, and an 'activist' for some years before that, and I get sick of the 'great and the good' saying now that 'no-one knew' about systematic...

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Posted in Why Feminism - Me too?

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An intriguing story.  Are you

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2018

An intriguing story.  Are you planning to develop it further?  I would very much like to know the outcome of this encounter!

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Posted in The Intruder

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This heartfelt elegy for a

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

This heartfelt elegy for a way of life now gone is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.  Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

Schubert - I've changed the image slightly, only because when I checked it (fear of the site being...

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Posted in The Last Shift

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