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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::

A short piece of science fiction, 'Madness Not To' (under the name Jane Roberts) is on the Terra 2 website here: :

My ABC blog, including life at Castle Pillock, is here:   There are also some previous Castle Pillock episodes in the named collection below.

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My stories


The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Two)

I began to laugh from fatigue, shock, grief, and an overriding terror of being locked down here in this cellar with a group of disparate and apparently ill-matched Bios.

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-One)

'I've got nothing left to lose,' I told him. 'You haven't asked about your sister,' he said.

The Net Caster (Part Twenty)

Face to face with the man I had been searching for, the man I grew up with, the man who betrayed me. The man who was either dead or had never existed.

The Net Caster (Part Nineteen)

Living on my home world disturbs me. Spider webs disturb me though I've never seen a spider. We learn to live with disturbance, with always being disturbed

The Net Caster (Part Eighteen)

Not all blight survivors survive intact. 'You kept me drugged for a week?'


216 of my comments have received 219 Great Feedback votes

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Our homes really do contain

Posted on Sun, 24 Sep 2017

Our homes really do contain the layers of our lives.  I loved this.  So visual, and also a ghostly feeling of the hidden past.  Great writing.

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Posted in DIY

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Really liked this, Rhiannon. 

Posted on Mon, 18 Sep 2017

Really liked this, Rhiannon.  The rhyming works really well, and parts of it reminded me of riddle poems, which fits in with the idea of the wise owl.  It's a wonderful idea, that we could have a wise and perceptive companion who could keep an...

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It's interesting how poems

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

It's interesting how poems take different people different ways.  I thought it was very clear, but in a very subtle way.  I think you have to stay true to your vision, especially as it has struck a chord with a number of readers.  That's the...

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I like the way this shows

Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017

I like the way this shows that depression invades all the senses.  The description of the grin 'held up with string' is particularly striking and really conveys the mask that people use to disguise the reality.  And of course, as you indicate,...

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Posted in The Dark

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Good to see another chapter

Posted on Tue, 29 Aug 2017

Good to see another chapter of this!  The plot is coming along nicely.  The only reservation I have is that occasionally bits of the modern dialogue seem overwritten eg 'I think he protested that title a little too loudly' - not sure you need '...

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Posted in "Past or Present" Chapter 8

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It's whether reading the

Posted on Mon, 28 Aug 2017

It's whether reading the greats makes you despair of ever getting anywhere, or inspires you with an example of what can be achieved.  Tends to depend on the mood of the day.  

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Posted in Today's Impossible Lesson

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Beautiful imagery, and the

Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017

Beautiful imagery, and the lilting rhythm goes so well with the subject matter.

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Posted in Eliza

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I'm hoping this is part of

Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017

I'm hoping this is part of something longer, because I found it very frustrating that it ends there!  Characters are nicely set up and we really want to know how this situation is going to pan out.

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Posted in Driving to Nowhere

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So much to absorb and think

Posted on Sun, 20 Aug 2017

So much to absorb and think about in this, Elsie.  I've read it several times, and it poses a lot of questions.  I do hope your dad's funeral was what you wanted it to be.  The bit about more contact with the family made me smile - all sorts of...

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Posted in Outcomes of my Dad's recent Funeral in London

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Lovely stuff.  The bit where

Posted on Fri, 18 Aug 2017

Lovely stuff.  The bit where they come in and you want to hear all about it and they just say 'OK' because they're starving  - that really made me smile.  Always in their own time.  The reassurance of everything being as it should be, after a day...

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