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My stories have been read 47476 times and 88 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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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The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Five)

Even the members of the diaspora cannot agree on the best way to save it.
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The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Four)

I looked at Hamish. Who had replaced the dodgy businessman, the charming, self-serving rogue I had known since childhood, with this stern creature who delivered lectures to the powerful?
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I'll Teach You To Burn (IP)

Fire was a dominant theme in my childhood. It was for most kids in the fifties and sixties. It was one of our earliest lessons on the contrariness of life.
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The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Three)

I knew who she was. We all did. And every face was afraid.
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Castle Pillock 12

Castle Pillock has run the London Marathon! Well, one of us has.

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216 of my comments have received 219 Great Feedback votes

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Great to see this developing.

Posted on Thu, 02 Nov 2017

Great to see this developing.  There is a lot of exposition in this part, and for me following drafts could do with breaking it up a bit.  But that's for later.  Keep going!  

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Posted in The Eden Sky - 3 - An Auspicious Day

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Some great ideas in here - I

Posted on Wed, 01 Nov 2017

Some great ideas in here - I was going to wiffle on about a bit of proof reading, then realised you're doing it for Nanowrimo so you won't have time for any of that at the moment!  Hope it continues to go well.  

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Posted in The Eden Sky - Part 2 - Old Friends

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Very sorry for your loss, and

Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Very sorry for your loss, and hope that you have many happy memories for this special day.

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Posted in The Big 7-0

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Really interesting the way

Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Really interesting the way this deals with memory and recall.  The bit where the mother insists that there were always birthday parties, flatly contradicting the memory, and causing the narrator to doubt it.  I like the way things aren't neatly...

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Posted in Yellow Ribbons

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Yes, the words whip around

Posted on Mon, 09 Oct 2017

Yes, the words whip around you like that fresh, blustery wind.  Lovely work.  

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Posted in Nordy Bank Fort 5/10/17

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Genuine romance in this, in

Posted on Sun, 08 Oct 2017

Genuine romance in this, in all senses of the word.  Very tender, very insightful.  

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Posted in Doubt

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A lovely way to finish off,

Posted on Sat, 07 Oct 2017

A lovely way to finish off, Carl.  This has been such a generous series of posts, sharing your family's history and those wonderful photographs.  Looking back, I see that you have previously written in more detail about your mother, so I shall...

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Posted in An Ulster Saga Or The Watt-McCrossan Dynasty(3)

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I really liked the structure

Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017

I really liked the structure and flow of this, Rhiannon.  It reads very well. There are some bizarre interpretations of all sorts of things out there.  Whatever one's own particular religious views, some of the conspiracy and end-of-world...

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Posted in False Announcements!

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This is going really well. 

Posted on Sun, 01 Oct 2017

This is going really well.  You've set up a good set of dilemmas for the future - not only does Stephanie have to deal with Harrison, there's also the problem that Victoria may well not want to go back to her own time!  The only reservation I...

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Posted in "Past or Present" Chapter 9

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Great that this appeared on

Posted on Thu, 28 Sep 2017

Great that this appeared on National Poetry Day - it is a great poem.  I'm doing a course at the moment on 'creative non-fiction' - which turns out to be a lot more complicated than making 'what I did on my holidays' more interesting - and this...

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Posted in Flying Ops

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