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I have 99 stories published in 8 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 99638 times and 132 of my stories have been cherry picked.
326 of my 2,648 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 335 votes

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Short stories published in these anthologies: 

Cold Iron: 21st Century Ghost Stories (The Iron Press) http://www.ironpress.co.uk/books/coldiron.html (as Jane Ayrie);  

Science Fiction for Survival (Valley Press) https://www.valleypressuk.com/book/119/science_fiction_for_survival (as Jane Roberts)

 

 

 

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My mother died as she lived. In Marks and Spencer's Food Hall.
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My Mother And I Agree On Something

I lost my Mum last month. She was a funny and wise woman, and I wrote this last year after a conversation during which, for once, we really did agree on something.
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The Restructure Roundel

Met up with a former colleague the other day. This is for all those who are now, or ever have been, working in public services.
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Not Quite The Eve Of Destruction (2017 IP)

‘Can’t I have one? Just one little one? I’ve been so good all year…’ ‘No you bloody can’t, and put that Scythe down or I swear to Me I’ll confiscate it for good.'
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Albatross

So I went on this poetry course, and wrote a sonnet to my house. As you do.
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326 of my comments have received 335 Great Feedback votes

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Yep.  The bit after the

Posted on Tue, 16 Apr 2019

Yep.  The bit after the credits. smiley

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Posted in CC11: Epilogue

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Refuse to believe it's the

Posted on Sun, 14 Apr 2019

Refuse to believe it's the end.  There's always that bit after the credits...

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Posted in CC10: ‘Whingers Endgame’

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Thoroughly enjoyed this. 

Posted on Sun, 14 Apr 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this.  Great fun.   Quite a fan of superhero movies because I can completely relax in them, rest my brain, have a good laugh, and forget about them as soon as I'm out of the cinema.  I would go and see this one.  Kidderminster...

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Posted in CC9: ‘Whingers Assemble’

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 So sorry to hear things are

Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

 So sorry to hear things are difficult at the moment, Elsie. We miss you on here. Keep browsing and do please let us see some more of your lovely work when you feel able. It's disheartening when you start something and then find you're not in the...

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Posted in Wild daffodils of field and meadow*

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Great fun!  

Posted on Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Great fun!  

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Posted in Larry and Mick and the Eighth Instalment in the Story of the Coleslaw Catastrophe

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This struck a real chord with

Posted on Mon, 08 Apr 2019

This struck a real chord with me, having last year moved on from our old family home, the kids having done likewise some time ago.  I kept telling myself how daft it was to love bricks and mortar so much, especially when not all the memories were...

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Posted in Rock Me In My Cradle

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Probably not, to be honest,

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Probably not, to be honest, but I'm glad this story had a happy ending!

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Posted in Galaxy Part Four.

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What a lovely and original

Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019

What a lovely and original idea! A simple, beautiful and precious thing.

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Posted in All Washed Up

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This thoughtful and

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019

This thoughtful and beautifully judged story is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day!  Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.  

Picture:  Wikimedia Commons

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Posted in La Femme d'argent

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Congratulations - wonderfully

Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Congratulations - wonderfully written.  The description of Brooksy as a breakable glass animal is beautiful and effective and a sad precursor.  You've caught so well that thing that happens, when music at the time doesn't do a lot for you, and...

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