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I have 98 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 93794 times and 129 of my stories have been cherry picked.
319 of my 2,599 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 328 votes

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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)

 

 

 

My stories

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What Goes Around (IP)

You can't miss what you've never had. Unless you've had it before. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Halloween

Not very seasonal, but one I made earlier and have been tinkering with. Photo CC0 via Pixabay
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Postcard from Upstairs (IP)

Don't say anything to Leonard. Picture: https://tinyurl.com/y9mrwdjt
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Mosaic

A word limited exercise in memoir, written for a course I did last autumn. Picture: https://tinyurl.com/yd92krwx
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The Game of the Name

Hooray! The most popular baby names list is out! No, I couldn't care less. Yes, I love a bit of a gawp at other people's choices.

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319 of my comments have received 328 Great Feedback votes

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The time is indeed running

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019

The time is indeed running out, and still the vested interests are insisting that we need more proof and evidence, more 'studies' to see what is happening.  The recent report on the loss of biodiversity was horrific.  And it is the 'small' things...

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I've just caught up with

Posted on Wed, 08 May 2019

I've just caught up with these, Luigi - what a brilliant idea, and your take on it is fascinating.  I love the way you build up the story, releaasing carefully judged bits of information with each instalment.  A very enjoyable read.

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Posted in A Roman Triptych - 3) Artemisia's Story

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Thank you so much for the

Posted on Sat, 04 May 2019

Thank you so much for the Pick.  Cat and Little Cat want to know if Golden Cherries are edible.  They are both happy to give it a go, in the public interest.

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Posted in Pad Life: X Marks The Spot

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Thank you Luigi.  Perhaps we

Posted on Sat, 04 May 2019

Thank you Luigi.  Perhaps we should try letting the cats run the country and put all the politicians on medication...

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Posted in Pad Life: X Marks The Spot

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You are paying your mum the

Posted on Sat, 27 Apr 2019

You are paying your mum the greatest compliment ever by bringing her alive again here, and sharing your memories.  A very moving tribute to both her and your sister.

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Posted in One Chance And I Blew It

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As insert said, the tension

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019

As insert said, the tension does build very well and the two strands of the story are very well handled and interwoven.  I love all the details - they really anchor the story, and in addition to giving the reader a clear picture of what's going...

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Posted in The Note Book (Part 1)

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'Warmth implied, not rendered

Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019

'Warmth implied, not rendered' - captures it beautifully.  A haunting quality permeates the sadness in this.

I don't know what version of the song you know, but I grew up hearing the Frank Sinatra version, which in my own view is the best...

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Posted in In the wee small hours of the morning...(that's the time I miss him most of all)

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A survivor of the past brings

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019

A survivor of the past brings its own echoes, subtly and insistently drawing us back through time.  This is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.  Do share/retweet if you enjoy it too. 

Image:  In the Public Domain, via Wikimedia...

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It's often difficult for us

Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2019

It's often difficult for us to get our heads round the sheer numbers involved in these terrible events, and thinking of those heartbreaking individual stories makes it real.  I assume that this is what the perpetrators of atrocities don't do -...

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Posted in "Has My Son Got The Right Idea.....?"

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Marvellous use of an object

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019

Marvellous use of an object at rest as a gateway to the past, and to reflections on human nature.  I could see the ducking stool, and feel the cool and maybe slightly musty atmosphere that you find in so many old churches that lay their history...

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Posted in The Ducking Stool In Leominster Church

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