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I have 74 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 47577 times and 88 of my stories have been cherry picked.
216 of my 1,800 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 219 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

Gold cherry

Castle Pillock 11

Castle Pillock is in training.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Seventeen)

'What?' I said. 'You set me up for murder so you can offer me a job?'
Cherry

Castle Pillock 10

Hubs, and Pods and Sieves.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Sixteen)

'I've never been asked to look for something like that,' I said. 'No Net Caster has ever been asked to look for something like that.'
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Fifteen)

There was nothing soft about the woman sitting at the table. And how did she know my mother?

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216 of my comments have received 219 Great Feedback votes

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Really like the way the

Posted on Sun, 13 Aug 2017

Really like the way the relationship between Jack and his dad is so complex - Jack is happy his dad is happier - and more likeable -  but sad that he doesn't see him so much.  The dad is a very interesting character.  Some of the dialogue in the...

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Posted in Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down (part 6)

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A lovely, quiet meditation on

Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017

A lovely, quiet meditation on the turning of the year.  I really enjoyed reading this - and it was informative too!  

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Posted in Autumn Leaves

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Some interesting ideas,

Posted on Fri, 04 Aug 2017

Some interesting ideas, especially those about cultural deja vu.  It does need a bit of proof-reading - at first I thought the typos in the para beginning 'Occasionally, the living of...' might be deliberate, as part of the dislocation, but they...

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Posted in Lucidity in Disguise

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I am so sorry to hear about

Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, Elsie.  This is such a lovely piece, I'm so glad we had the chance to share his memories.  Love to you and your family. x

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Posted in Shlamek

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So much truth in this.  The

Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017

So much truth in this.  The incomplete ending is often the hardest to accept - as you say, not knowing the crime, not getting any answers.  The last stanza really hits home, recognizable to anyone who has been in a similar situation.  Thank you...

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Posted in Enough

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You capture the odd, surreal

Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017

You capture the odd, surreal nature of a dream very well in the first part of this story.  I like the flashes of humour as well.  Personally I'm not a fan of 'it was all a dream' endings - although, again, there are some nice touches of humour...

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Posted in Marblebay- Chapter One

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Well done on your own 300. 

Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017

Well done on your own 300.  Here's to the next 300.

Brilliant story.  I had a smile at 'unburdened by burger' - yes, you're an artist.

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Posted in 300 A perfect Example

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Enjoyed reading this.  I was

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017

Enjoyed reading this.  I was bored by science and maths at school, but then as I got older I realised how much I'd missed.  I wasn't so bothered about the answers, I just wanted to understand the questions.  A couple of years ago I took evening...

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Posted in Prior to embracing Ambiguity

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Hi, good to see you back on

Posted on Sun, 23 Jul 2017

Hi, good to see you back on the site!  I have lots of sympathy with this.  I have not yet reached the level of resisting all upgrades, but I do tend only to replace if it breaks.  Perhaps indeed it is an age and experience thing - the only thing...

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Posted in I’m not upgrading

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Hello!  Welcome to ABC Tales

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017

Hello!  Welcome to ABC Tales - lovely to have you here.

I like reworkings of fairy tales.  They always lend themselves to reinterpretation and I enjoyed your poem.  I'm no poetry critic either, so I can only offer a personal point of view...

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Posted in The Brave Little Tailor

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