I have 83 stories published in
7 collections on the site.
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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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240 of my comments have received 243 Great Feedback votes
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...Read full comment
Posted in The Dream
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...Read full comment
Posted in Time : The Neo Creadds Are Born (Ch.14e)
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...Read full comment
Posted in Zam and the Sibyl
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...Read full comment
Posted in The Journey Back
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...Read full comment
Posted in Adaptibility
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...Read full comment
Posted in Amazing ‘eyes’ that hypnotize