I have 83 stories published in
7 collections on the site.
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246 of my 2,163 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 249 votes
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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246 of my comments have received 249 Great Feedback votes
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'...Read full comment
Posted in The Way Things Have Always Been
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...Read full comment
Posted in DREAMING
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...Read full comment
Posted in finding peace
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