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I have 83 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 69874 times and 104 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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 stories

Cherry

The Girl With Colitis Goes By

We’ve all got them, those song lyrics corrupted somewhere between our ears and our brain cells

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Seven)

'You needed someone you could manipulate,' I said. 'You just had to be given the right job,' said Hamish.

Lustrum (IP) (With apologies to Robert Harris)

It is, or should be, a truth universally acknowledged that a world run by David Attenborough and Mary Beard would be a sane and civilised place and a much better bet than we have at the moment

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.'
Cherry

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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246 of my comments have received 249 Great Feedback votes

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This beautiful poem of love

Posted on Tue, 16 Jan 2018

This beautiful poem of love and mystery is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!  Please share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

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Posted in Queen Cordelia's Lament.

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It does feel like things are

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018

It does feel like things are changing, one way or another.  It seems as though there are two forces engaged in a giant tug of war, and at the moment it's unclear which one will win.  All that tradition is indeed comforting to many people, but it'...

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Posted in The Way Things Have Always Been

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I very much liked the

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018

I very much liked the structure of this, and the image of the dream slipping out and smashing on the tiles, releasing all that wonderful imagery, is very effective.  Similarly the way it turns gently around on itself at the end, almost a dream...

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Posted in DREAMING

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As another cat owned fool, I

Posted on Sat, 13 Jan 2018

As another cat owned fool, I very much enjoyed this.  The image of unwinding like near broken clocks was particularly striking (oh dear, no pun intended) and there was something about the rhythm and the sensuousness of the language that really...

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Posted in finding peace

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A timely reminder that, sadly

Posted on Tue, 09 Jan 2018

A timely reminder that, sadly, such attitudes do not belong to the past.  The structure of this, the way the rhythm changes from the flow of the first section to the jaggedness of the second, is very effective at emphasising the content.  It...

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Posted in The Dream

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Lovely sentiments Richard. 

Posted on Mon, 08 Jan 2018

Lovely sentiments Richard.  And possibly the most important line in there is: 'still not too late, you know'.

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Posted in IF--

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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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