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I have 75 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 53730 times and 91 of my stories have been cherry picked.
228 of my 1,935 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 231 votes

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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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My stories

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Six)

'It's government,' said Madam. 'They choose what they will and won't tell the governed. And in this case, they are completely and utterly right.'
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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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228 of my comments have received 231 Great Feedback votes

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It may indeed be very

Posted on Sun, 07 Jan 2018

It may indeed be very relevant.  As the poet says, 'What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare'.  Standing and staring is in danger of becoming a lost art.  I hope your fictional society has better luck preserving it...

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Posted in Time : The Neo Creadds Are Born (Ch.14e)

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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...

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Posted in Zam and the Sibyl

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I love the structure of this

Posted on Sat, 06 Jan 2018

I love the structure of this and, as Rhiannon said, the picture of contentment through hard work.  So interesting too, to hear the story behind it.  Very enjoyable read.

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Posted in Man on His Tractor

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Lovely.  The only thing I

Posted on Fri, 05 Jan 2018

Lovely.  The only thing I would add is the 'Could you just lend me...' bit.  Oh, and, as a Mum, 'Have you got any mascara...'  Treasured moments, and lots more grandfatherly ones to come.

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Posted in It's Great

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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...

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Posted in The Journey Back

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I didn't see that last line

Posted on Sat, 23 Dec 2017

I didn't see that last line coming.  The scene is very well built up, inviting the reader to invest in these characters, and feel a genuine sadness for the woman watching and waiting.

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Posted in A Home in the Country

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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...

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Posted in Adaptibility

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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...

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Posted in Amazing ‘eyes’ that hypnotize

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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...

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Posted in Degrees of Separation

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Very moving.

Posted on Sat, 25 Nov 2017

Beautifully written.   Makes you feel so much for the child then and the child who still remains.

 

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Posted in School  (Automatic poem)

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